Posts by Andrea Cooley

Get inspiration from a genius

The Mona Lisa is the first thing people think of when they hear the name Leonardo da Vinci, but he was also an amazing inventor, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. The Science Center of Iowa is hosting, Da Vinci: The Genius now through January 16, 2011. The interactive exhibit includes detailed anatomical sketches, war […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: black bean & corn soup

I love a good soup recipe, and the quicker and easier it is to make the better! I think grilled cheese sandwiches would be the perfect addition to this zesty soup from Cooking Light. What’s your favorite kind of soup? Black bean & corn soup Cooking spray 3 cups frozen corn kernels 3 (15-ounce) cans organic black […]

— Andrea Cooley

Physical therapy month

October is national physical therapy month. Did you know that in most states you can schedule an appointment with a physical therapist without a doctor’s referral? Most people associate seeing a physical therapist with rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, but physical therapists can help anyone improve his mobility and quality of life. Read how […]

— Andrea Cooley

Happy physician assistant week!

Physician assistants play a vital role in our health care system. They practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs can give physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. The master of science in physician assistant studies is a 2-year program. When you graduate and pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: pumpkin cupcakes

I’m on a dessert recipe kick (see last week’s black-bean brownies), but when the seasons change all I want to do is curl up with a warm drink and something sweet to eat. This recipe for pumpkin cupcakes is from NPR’s Kitchen Window food blog. It includes recipes for four other healthy cupcakes, so it’s […]

— Andrea Cooley

Be a health care professional

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and you don’t have to be a doctor to be part of it. Business professionals are needed to work in health services administration. Their role is to increase efficiencies in health service delivery. A master in health care administration will prepare you […]

— Andrea Cooley

Serve the public good

Do you want to help identify and prevent health problems that affect communities and populations? With a master in public health you can be a health care leader in programs and policy-making in environmental health, air and water quality, disease control, education, disaster relief, research and more. The M.P.H. program at DMU is geared toward […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: black bean brownies

You can’t go wrong with fudge brownies, but I’m intrigued by the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans. I love hiding healthy ingredients in recipes (like spinach in the green monster smoothie) and more importantly, they keep the brownies low-fat. I’m sure you can’t even taste them. What’s your favorite recipe substitute? Black bean […]

— Andrea Cooley

On the road with DMU

At DMU, fall means cooler temperatures, football games and travel! Our enrollment staff is hitting the road over the next couple months visiting graduate and professional school fairs and college campuses across the country. If you think a career in health sciences might by in your future, we hope you come see us! Stop by, […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: baked mac & cheese

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of macaroni and cheese? Unfortunately Kraft’s blue-box special is less-than healthy. I have no idea how they can make powdered cheese taste so good, but don’t you wonder why it’s such a fluorescent orange color? That can’t be natural. This recipe from Weight Watchers includes a little butter, reduced-fat […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: ginger carrot soup

It’s officially soup season! I have been eating soup for lunch all week (wishing I had a gooey grilled cheese sandwich to dip in my bowl). I found an organic ginger carrot soup in the health market section of Hy-Vee, but I want to try this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I think I […]

— Andrea Cooley

Know a physical therapist?

In honor of World Physical Therapy Day, we want to recognize the P.T.s in our Physical Therapy Clinic and all the students, faculty and staff in our doctor of physical therapy program for helping patients live and move without pain. Think you might want to be a physical therapist? Learn more about our 34-month program […]

— Andrea Cooley

Healthy snack food drive

We’re partnering with DMARC’s food pantry to collect healthy snack food for kids to have healthy after-school snacks. The food drive starts today and runs through Sept 24. Ask friends and family to pitch in a few dollars and head to the store with the list below. Here’s a list of suggested items: fruit (canned […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: bean dip

Whether you’re a DMU student and have been in class most of the summer or you’re done with school, after-school or late-afternoon snacks are a great chance to sneak in some fruits and veggies. This bean dip from Parenting.com is similar to hummus (check out Marco from Summerfield’s recipe here) and is super easy to […]

— Andrea Cooley