Friday recipe: butternut squash ginger soup

It’s a given in most people’s minds that medical students take courses on biochemistry and nutrition. But according to the American Medical Association, very few medical schools teach students how to apply those lessons in the kitchen. At the same time, levels of obesity among adults and children and rates of largely preventable chronic disease […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: lentil salad

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has proclaimed that March is Nutrition Month, a campaign “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits,” according to its website. While I think every month should celebrate good nutrition, I’m happy to mark the month by […]

— Barb Boose

Kudos to DMU podiatric students!

Hats off and hearty applause to several students in DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) for their recent achievements: Kyle Duncan, CPMS Class of 2014, was elected president-elect of the American Podiatric Medical Students Association at its House of Delegates meeting in February. Jeff Weber, CPMS Class of 2013, received the Robert Barnes […]

— Barb Boose

Tami S. Gudenkauf, D.O.’92

Gudenkauf is an emergency medicine physician at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, IA. Twice a year she participates in medical service trips to Haiti. Her daughters, Emily and Jeni, have accompanied her on the last two trips, and her father usually goes along to do construction.

— Anna Hudson

Charles E. Jaffe, D.O.’97

Jaffe practices with Lake Heart Specialists in Libertyville, IL. He is active at three local hospitals and is chair of the department of cardiology at Advocate Condell Medical Center. He is happily married to his wife, Randi, and they reside in the north suburbs of Chicago with their three children Sam (13), Alexa (10), and […]

— Anna Hudson

Breaking up is hard to do with habits

I’ve been writing about diet and obesity for an upcoming DMU Magazine, which has made me think a lot about habits. Particularly bad ones – like mindlessly eating that bag of potato chips, regularly bingeing on too many desserts or eating those greasy chicken nuggets your kid left on his plate. New York Times business […]

— Barb Boose