Kids’ fair April 30 will share free fun, education about healthy lifestyles

Obesity is a growing problem for America’s younger generation. Obesity leads to chronic disease, reduced activity, decreased lifespan and a multitude of health problems. Des Moines University students don’t want that to happen to local kids so they created Mission: Active, a health fair for kids, debuting April 30. “A healthful, active life is so […]

— Courtney Tompkins

43 days…

until the first downtown farmers’ market!! That means warmer weather, flowers and fresh produce ahead! May 7 is the first one and I’ll be there! What’s your favorite feature of spring or summer?

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU alumnus, clinic team save a limb – and a life

One balmy evening 11 years ago, Edgar Gomez-Palacios was walking to his San Diego home when a car struck him, leaving him in the street with a compound leg fracture and future health care nightmares. Fortunately, the intervention of DMU’s Foot and Ankle staff reversed his fortunes.

— Barb Boose

DMU moves to give alumni a greater voice

In recent years, DMU’s three alumni boards –one for each college – have generated benefits and opportunities for fellow alumni and students. Now the University is restructuring the boards to sustain their good works, give all graduates a greater voice and create opportunities for more alumni to get involved.

— Barb Boose

March 22 Health Career Explorer Post 141 meeting cancelled

The 7 p.m. meeting of Health Career Explorer Post 141 at Des Moines University has been CANCELLED for tonight, March 22. Because the meeting was scheduled to be at Mercy Medical Center to tour the helicopter, impending bad weather has forced a postponement. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on April 12, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

When are you a doc?

My best friend just told me he thought I was in residency…I wish! But that was my own fault for not clarifying what the path to podiatry really is. He’s in a different field and I forget how confusing medicine can really be for others, even my closest friends. Here’s a quick break down of […]

— Tea Nguyen