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I’m proud of DMU and so is my computer

As a DMU employee I’m proud of where I work and am not ashamed to show it. I already have DMU t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, pens and even some temporary tattoos. The one thing I didn’t have was a decent DMU wallpaper for my computer. So we decided to make some! We now have 8 (and […]

— Seth Stevenson

Save the date: Foot & Ankle Symposium

  SAVE THE DATE to attend the fourth annual Des Moines University Foot & Ankle Surgery Symposium! TOPICS: Complicated First Ray Controversies in the Hindfoot Evidence-Based Medicine Decisions in Nerve Surgery Sports Medicine Trauma 8 to 5 DATE: April 27 – 28, 2012 LOCATION: Des Moines University Student Education Center Auditorium 3300 Grand Avenue Des […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: Moroccan chicken stew

It chagrins me that I missed several of January’s colorful holidays, including those celebrating stellar foods: January 6 is Bean Day; January 19, National Popcorn Day; January 22, National Blonde Brownie Day; and – especially close to my Iowa heart – January 24, Eskimo Pie Patent Day, in honor of schoolteacher/candy store owner Christian Kent […]

— Barb Boose

I’ll Make Me a World In Iowa

One of the ways Des Moines area residents kick off Black History Month is with the hugely popular African-American festival I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa. The first year for this event was 1999 with 1,000 people in attendance. The popularity has grown over the years and numbers have soared with this year’s totals […]

— Melissa Wilder

Beat the winter blues

Truth be told, we’ve actually had a rather mild winter here in Iowa this year, but within the last week it has started to look a little more familiar. With more snow in the forecast and lower temps ahead, some of you may start to feel the effects of the winter blues, also known as […]

— Nicole Branstad

An ounce of prevention: sitting is the silent killer

One day as my focus faded from studying, I thought about how much I had been sitting that day, and how many hours I spend sitting every day. After logging in eight hours of sleep (if I am lucky), I am left with 16 waking-hours. On average, I can tally nine of these hours in […]

— Chris Bolander

Friday recipes: comfort food

Winter is a great time for comfort food. But that doesn’t have to mean the heavy, fat-filled stuff you’ll regret eating when it’s time to put your swimsuit on. Think of comfort dishes instead as body-and-soul-nourishing recipes full of flavor, nutrition and tastebud delights. I especially like these recipes, provided by DMU Wellness Director Joy […]

— Barb Boose

Bang your head, work your body

For a truly effective work-out, I think music is as important as a full water bottle and a good pair of tennis shoes. Music does more than take one’s mind off one’s burning muscles, though: Neuroscientist Robert Zatorre recently told National Public Radio’s Linda Wertheimer that music and exercise are linked. “Music has some kind […]

— Barb Boose


You attend rigorous classes daily, study for hours on end, and when you aren’t in class or studying you are trying to catch a few z’s. So this weekend, why not indulge a little bit. Instead of snuggling up to your books in the library, how about you take a few hours to indulge yourself […]

— Nicole Branstad

Celebrate MLK’s life and achievements

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. DMU alum Dr. William Anderson, who will be on campus tomorrow to speak about […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: high-protein torte

I love recipes with secret ingredients – components that no one would suspect. I once surprised my workmates with a batch of pork and bean bars that indeed contained an entire can of Van Camp’s but tasted like lusciously moist pumpkin bars (don’t look for the recipe here; those bars definitely don’t fit in the […]

— Barb Boose

Get a head start

  DMU has the perfect way for pre-med students to get a head start… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) gives them a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The FREE three-week program takes place at the end […]

— Nicole Branstad

Laurie K. Tope, D.O.’08, Jennifer D. Haden, D.O.’11, and Benjamin M. Miller, D.O.’11

Tope, Haden, and Miller were awarded Farm Bureau Rural Family Medicine Scholarships during the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians’ annual meeting in November 2011. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage residents, upon graduating from an Iowa family practice residency program, to pursue a medical career in Iowa communities with populations under 10,000 and to […]

— Anna Hudson

Ralph E. Hinz, D.O.’54

Hinz was awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal for service during World War II. He was in France from the invasion of Normandy in June 1944 until the war ended. 

— Anna Hudson