Even more fresh local food

Starting tomorrow Downtown Des Moines will have a new way to spend their lunch hour when the Downtown Farmers’ Market – Wednesday Market opens. The new six-week market will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 31 – Oct. 5, 2011 in Western Gateway on Thirteenth Street, between Grand Avenue and Locust Street, in Downtown Des Moines. […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: quin-WHAT?

Whenever I mention to someone that I am going to have a quinoa dish, I normally receive a “what did you just say?” look. Many people have not heard of this pseudo-cereal, but I’m sure they would be pleasantly surprised at the versatility it holds for any number of dishes. One such dish that I […]

— Andrew Crisologo

Ingersoll Live

Des Moines University is sponsoring this weekend’s street festival, Ingersoll Live! Bring the whole family out to celebrate Your Ingersoll this Saturday, August 27th 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. All of the fun is located between 28-29th Street on Ingersoll and activities include: 2:00 pm Isiserettes 2:30-8:00 pm Family activities, inflatables, small rides, Dahl’s Kids Zone, […]

— Nicole Branstad

A giant in global service comes to Iowa

He’s a global humanitarian, medical anthropologist and physician who has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. On Thursday, Aug. 25, Paul Farmer, M.D., will share his experiences and perspectives at a talk beginning at 7 p.m. in Iowa State University’s Stephens Auditorium. The event is free and open to […]

— Barb Boose

How can you keep them down on the farm?

American Medical News recently explored the increasing shortage of physicians in rural areas and the efforts of medical schools to address it. A July report by UnitedHealth’s Center for Health Reform and Modernization noted that five million American residents live in counties with fewer than 33 primary care physicians per 100,000 residents, and about 27 […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: summer squash burgers

I love the The Washington Post’s weekly “Lean & Fit” e-mail message, which offers news-you-can-use about nutrition, exercise, health care and more – including some always-tasty recipes. A recent edition included an interest summer squash burger recipe, adapted from “The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet” by Joni Marie Newman (Fair Winds Press, 2011). The […]

— Barb Boose

Dig in – it’s Restaurant Week!

Thirty-six local restaurants are participating in the fourth annual Restaurant Week, Aug. 19-28. The metro area’s top chefs will create special fixed-price menus for the week; you’ll pay only $25 for two lunches or one three-course dinner. For the list of restaurants, head on over to DsM Magazine. You’ll not only feast on some delish dishes, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

We all have a stake in this storm

Our planet is getting old, and I’m not talking about the ground below our feet: According to a 2007 report by the National Institute on Aging, in 2006, almost 500 million people worldwide were 65 and older. By 2030, that total is projected to increase to one billion – one in every eight of the […]

— Barb Boose

Need inspiration? Here’s just the ticket

Among the bravest people in the world are those who endeavor to reach the top of Mount Everest and those who battle cancer. An event in Des Moines this Thursday, Aug. 18, will feature the amazing stories of both. In 2010, Charlie Wittmack launched the World Triathlon, in which he swam the English Channel, bicycled […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: blame the sauce

No matter what you eat, no matter how good or bad your dining habits are, there’s an unspoken law that food on a plate should not move unless pushed around with a fork. But National Public Radio science writer Robert Krulwich serves up a very movable feast, in which the main course – squid, which, […]

— Barb Boose

Nothing compares

It’s that time of year again – time for the greatest state fair around! Of course I am talking about the Iowa State Fair – what else? Today marks the start of the fair and it runs until Sunday, August 21. Fondly known as one of the 1,000 places you must see before you die, […]

— Nicole Branstad

OMM Treatments and Giveaways at DMU Day at the Fair

Health takes a backseat for most attendees of the Iowa State Fair. With all the delicious treats and over 50 foods on a stick, it is easy to overindulge. Des Moines University (DMU) is reminding fairgoers about their health on Sunday, Aug. 14, with a tent on the Grand Concourse. “We are proud to sponsor […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Is fro-yo for you?

You may have noticed a few frozen yogurt shops poppin’ up around town lately in the latest fro-yo craze. Maybe because it’s been so hot and all you can think about is enjoying something cold? It’s not like frozen yogurt is a new thing though. Many of us have fond TCBY memories from days of […]

— Nicole Branstad

The No. 1 poison in our food

NPR is running an interesting series, “Living Large: Obesity in America,” that explores what it means to live in a nation where one in three adults is obese. It looks at how the obesity epidemic is changing life in our homes, at the grocery store, in the doctor’s office, on the factory floor and at […]

— Barb Boose

Happy birthday to A.T. Still!

Today marks A.T. Still’s 182nd birthday. He is known as the father of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathy is a whole body approach to health that recognizes the integral role in wellbeing played by the musculoskeletal system. We are very proud to be the second oldest osteopathic medical schools in the United States. Learn more about what […]

— Courtney Tompkins