Would “pre-commitment” get you to your goal?

I recently learned about a new approach to achieve goals and/or cure bad habits: pre-commitment. The concept is that you set a specific goal, like losing 15 pounds or exercising at least 20 minutes a day, and then commit to paying a penalty if you fail. Many people do this informally by proclaiming their goals […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: bone-building burgers

Did you know: you have the same number of bones in your neck as a giraffe and a mouse? We all have seven neck vertebrae, although of course they vary in size. the human hand has 27 bones; your face has 14. the longest bone in your body is your femur, or thigh bone; it’s […]

— Barb Boose

Happy Lung Health Month

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, and lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for both men and women. To learn more about these diseases and their treatments, the American Lung Association (ALA) in Iowa is offering […]

— Barb Boose

Laura K. Haggett, D.O.’08

Haggett joined the medical staff of Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, FL, as a pediatric hospitalist. She provides inpatient hospital care for children and infants in both pediatric medical/surgical units and in the newborn nursery. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, where she served as […]

— Anna Hudson

Kyla S. Carney, D.O.’03

Carney was recently made a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The designation of fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues as well as in their communities by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people, and by their professional development […]

— Anna Hudson

James J. Matera, D.O.’89

Matera was named one of New Jersey’s top doctors in 2011 and 2012 and recently completed a term as chief of staff at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ. He and his wife, Stella, reside in South River, NJ.

— Anna Hudson

Friday recipe: Tuscan white bean and kale soup

The DMU wellness program staff are always offering information and incentives to get us to move more, eat more healthfully, reduce stress and have more fun. From the four-week Bone Builders Initiative they launched this week (tomorrow is World Osteoporosis Awareness Day, after all) to new work-out classes and equipment in the wellness center to […]

— Barb Boose

Bruce J. Houle, D.O.’73

Houle is a radiologist with Paris Community Hospital in Paris, IL. He achieved life membership in the American College of Radiology (AOCR) July 1, 2012, in recognition of the time and talent he’s devoted to the profession and the AOCR. Houle will be recognized at the annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in […]

— Anna Hudson

Michelle S. Craig, D.O.’09

Craig began practicing family medicine at Covenant Clinics in Waterloo, IA, in August 2012 after her graduation from a family practice residency. She and her husband, Christian, welcomed their first child, Kaedan, on July 22, 2012.

— Anna Hudson