Posts by Barb Boose


Minority health disparities: “social and public health problem”

Minority health disparities: “social and public health problem”Tim Wise has no patience with white people who believe they’re not responsible for the “wholesale deaths” of African Americans and Latinos due to health disparities.“We rationalize that we’re not to blame, but those mortality rates are a social problem,” he said. “Every citizen needs to ask, ‘What […]

— Barb Boose

Shaved heads and haircuts for a great cause

First-year osteopathic medical student Laura Stearns says going bald is nothing compared to the challenges faced by kids with cancer. That’s why she and other members of the DMU community gladly gave up their locks for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

— Barb Boose

Find a food desert near you

We’ve all heard about the problem of food deserts, those geographic areas where residents have limited or no easy access to healthy foods. Now you can find out exactly where they are with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Access Research Atlas. The USDA website notes the atlas – an improved version of its […]

— Barb Boose

Fertile ground: rich opportunities in rural medicine

We were just getting the spring issue of DMU Magazine to the printer last week when I came across an article on the Kaiser Health News website titled, “Osteopathic Physicians: An Answer to Rural Health Care Needs?” It just so happens that the spring cover story of DMU Magazine is all about rural medicine. The […]

— Barb Boose