Learn to live a happier, healthier life at DMU’s Mini Medical School

January 19, 2012 —

Did you ever wonder how people stay healthy into old age? Or how you can establish good nutrition habits? This year’s Mini Medical School at Des Moines University will answer these questions and more!

Beginning February 7, DMU will show you the keys to becoming the healthiest you every Tuesday night for five weeks. Classes are held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Student Education Center Auditorium, 3300 Grand Avenue.

“This year’s topics are very timely. A healthy lifestyle should be important to everyone, regardless of age,” said Melissa Wilder, DMU’s manager of community relations. “With the implementation of Iowa’s Healthiest State Initiative and the Blue Zones projects, we are hoping to show people key ways to improve their lives as well as give them the tools to do so.”

In its 12th year, Mini Medical School offers the public non-credit education on health topics for a nominal fee. Classes are taught by Des Moines University faculty and local experts on a level that is appropriate for all ages middle school and up. This year’s theme – Become the Healthiest You – will demonstrate different ways you can improve your health and live a long, happy life.

“A main focus here at DMU is to increase community awareness and understanding about health issues,” explains Wilder. “Mini Medical School is a great way for our faculty to ‘do a world of good’ right here in our own community.”

The full five-class series is $10 for students and $25 for the general public. Visit www.dmu.edu/minimed or call 515-271-1374 for more information or to register.

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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.