Posts by Barb Boose

Halt the salt

It’s little surprise that we consume too much salt. Sadly, a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the journal Pediatrics, shows that our kids are, too: American youth between the ages of 8 and 18 are eating, on average, 3,387 milligrams per day – about the same amount […]

— Barb Boose

How do you motivate good behavior?

I had a ton of fun writing in the spring issue of DMU Magazine about the healthy cooking class co-taught in our Wellness Center kitchen by David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition, and Joy Schiller, M.S., CHES, director of DMU’s wellness program (with frequent “guest demonstrations” by other faculty). While the course feels […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: tempeh cheeseburgers

L.V. Anderson, Slate assistant editor who edits its food and drink sections, has some definite ideas about food – often, as the title of Slate’s culture blog Brow Beat’s recipe column implies, “You’re Doing It Wrong,” that we’re preparing it incorrectly. In a recent post she sets us straight on preparing the perfect veggie burger. […]

— Barb Boose

They got spirit, yes they do

Early in August, Annie Losinske and Sarah Barnett, members of the DMU Physician Assistant Class of 2014, realized last week was going to be a tough one for the class, with two big exams on the schedule. Capping off the week was Saturday’s White Coat Ceremony, a special event in which students in DMU’s clinical […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: party pork

If you peruse our Friday recipes with any regularity, you know I lean toward healthy and tasty, with big emphasis on the latter. If it doesn’t taste good, don’t bother, I say. And as I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve learned great flavor and good nutrition can be best friends on your plate. Oh, but […]

— Barb Boose

Of coronets and clown suits

Even though its name and location have changed since it was founded in 1898, Des Moines University has a long and distinguished history of preparing future health care providers and leaders with a focus on patient-focused care and whole-body wellness. But did you know that the University once sported men’s and women’s basketball teams, a […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: salmon/chickpea slam-up

Oppressive. Searing. Parched. The Midwest is put-a-fork-in-it cooked, fried and burned, thanks to weeks of daily-high three-digit temperatures and lack of rain. The smidgeon of a shower we received in central Iowa last night did little to counter the fact Iowa is three inches behind the normal July rainfall of 3.6 inches, according to the […]

— Barb Boose

Health care reform helps women

Say what you will about the Affordable Care Act – the much-touted, much-maligned health care reform legislation – but you can say with certainty that it will enhance health care access for women. A recent report of the Commonwealth Fund, “Oceans Apart,” shows that American women, both with and without health insurance – fair far […]

— Barb Boose

RAGBRAI rolls next week

Turning 50 is hard for some, but it was even more thought-provoking for Brian Hart because of the gift his wife, Julie, gave him: a brand new bicycle. “I wasn’t as appreciative as I probably should have been,” says the owner of Hart Financial, LLC, and a member of the DMU Board of Trustees. Something […]

— Barb Boose