Posts by Barb Boose

Global health conference explores ecosphere, hunger

The crisis of world hunger likely has endangered humans since they came to exist. But the problem is about to get much worse, and not just for third-world dwellers with distended bellies and protruding ribs. “Nearly one billion people are hungry every day,” Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, stated at the fourth annual Heartland […]

— Barb Boose

DMU to send interprofessional team to Honduras

The team DMU is assembling for a health service trip to the Central American nation of Honduras March 16-24 will wear multiple hats. To date, the group includes students from all three DMU colleges and five of its nine programs; four Drake University pharmacy students; two DMU alumni; two DMU faculty members and two Drake […]

— Barb Boose

Fear and loathing at the fiscal cliff

The many consequences unfurling from the legislation that kept the nation from falling over the fiscal cliff last week include changes to health care (you can find links to coverage by various media outlets here). While resolution of the nation’s fiscal situation is far, far away, the bill’s effects on health care include the following: […]

— Barb Boose