Saddened and gladdened

In this season of plenty, when my friends and I often bemoan the plethora of tempting holiday treats and eats around us, Kaiser Health News reminded me that an increasing number of American families experience hunger. KHN recently reported that the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis established a food pantry – one of the […]

— Barb Boose

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

This time of year, I love talking with family and friends about their favorite holiday traditions. My daughter, for example, loves that initial excavation of holiday decorations from the depths of a basement closet (although she’s less fond of putting them all away after the holidays – imagine that!). My son loves the December production […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: squash and apple saute

Linda Gobberdiel is president of the Iowa Food Systems Council Board of Directors; co-convener of the Healthy Urban Food and Farming Work Group; and one of our friends at Tallgrass Grocery Co-op. She offers this simple recipe with several ingredients available at Tallgrass. Squash and apple saute 1 teaspoon olive oil 4 3/4 cup grated […]

— Barb Boose

CPMS students receive PICA scholarships

Katie Jenewein and Ryan Donegan, both members of the class of 2012, were selected by the faculty of CPMS to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). The selection was based on academic performance, service and leadership. PICA is the nation’s leading provider of professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Anatomy word of the month: Vagus

Vagus means “wandering” in Latin. This aptly named nerve (there are a pair of them) meanders from our brainstem, down the sides of our neck giving branches to our palate, larynx and pharynx, through our chest cavity providing branches to the heart and lungs, and into our abdominal cavity providing branches to most of our […]

— Bill Dyche