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They’ve seen the light

I’m talking about the light at the end of their DMU tunnel: A week ago, DMU graduates and their families and friends reveled at the annual campus picnic in celebration of Saturday’s commencement. We talked with some of the happy grads about their plans, their favorite DMU memories and their advice for new DMU students.

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: tempeh reubens

Are you a vegetarian, a vegan, a pescetarian or a flexitarian? Not sure? Vegetarian Times has your answer: The self-proclaimed “world’s largest collection of vegetarian recipes” provides these definitions of dietary categories. Vegetarians eat no meat, fish or fowl Vegans eschew all animal products, including meat, fish, fowl, eggs, dairy products, and (this last one […]

— Barb Boose

Good news about our health

Amid the often depressing news about our individual and collective health (obesity rates expanding! diabetes on the rise! heart disease through the roof!), I find it comforting to be reminded of what’s going right or getting better in health care. I’m frequently reminded by DMU students, faculty and alumni, who are passionate about great patient […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: easy Thai chicken

When I get home from the office, most evenings the last thing I want to do is get cookin’ in the kitchen. Nice weather doesn’t improve my lazy chef ethic, either. That’s why I love this recipe from Prevention magazine: Most of its ingredients can be pantry staples; the others can be picked up from […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: grilled turkey burgers

Ahh, Memorial Day Weekend – when the weather gets warmer (we hope) and the grills get hot for holiday cookouts. If you’re like me and want to maintain a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor, the Mayo Clinic staff suggests we replace greasy hamburgers and hot dogs with grilled turkey burgers. I eat mine with salsa, […]

— Barb Boose

Would you take this test?

A new blood test that will go on sale to the public in Britain later this year can show how fast someone is ageing, giving insights on how long the person may live. The question is: Would you want to know that about yourself? The United Kingdom’s Independent newspaper reports that the “controversial test measures […]

— Barb Boose

Road-trip-worthy music fest

Like a lot of DMU students and alumni, Amy Hynek is multi-talented: In addition to earning her D.O. degree in 2010, she and members of her family – father Bill, sister Amanda and brother Joe, with crew support by mom Angie – make up the high-energy, highly musical band Pumptown. Amy plays guitar, drums (she […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Beef fajita salad

Do you ever wonder why some foods taste so good, while you find others to be true tastebud-turnoffs? Black licorice, cilantro and asparagus are just a few of the polarizing foods and flavors I’ve observed. Despite the role that tastes play in our health, The Washington Post recently reported, it out that scientists don’t know […]

— Barb Boose

Attack of the body-snatchers

Students in DMU’s clinical programs and master of science in anatomy program are privileged to begin exploring the body and performing dissections on donated bodies in their first semester, but that wasn’t the case in past centuries: The inability of medical schools and scientists to acquire specimens, the lack of legislation and regulation of body […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: healthified broccoli cauliflower gratin

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage and bok choy are superheroes of health, because they contain vitamins, fiber and disease-fighting phytochemicals. Health agencies recommend that we eat several servings per week of these super-veggies, so this week I’m calling for cauliflower. Several dozen studies link cauliflower-containing diets to cancer prevention, because it […]

— Barb Boose

Walking at work whittles waistlines

According to a recent report on National Public Radio, researchers are beginning to suspect that even if you engage in regular exercise daily, it may not be enough to counteract the effects of too much sitting during the rest of the day. That’s the bad news for most office-bound Americans, who sit for eight hours […]

— Barb Boose

Fighting the good fight

Beginning today through June 18, the DMU Library will host an exhibition of the U.S. National Library of Medicine titled “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.” Part of our library’s commemoration of the Civil War’s sesquicentennial, the exhibition looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: wild rice salad

When my family hosted a Japanese high school student recently, we had a great time introducing her to American foods she came to love, most notably Sunchips, Cinnabon cereal and peanut M&Ms. (I promise we fed her lots of healthy foods, too.) In turn, she introduced us to dried seaweed, miso soup and delicious soba […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: “healthified” monkey bread

My daughter is a monkey bread maniac. Who can blame her? Gooey, brown-sugary, buttery – all good. Well, except for all the calories and fat. Just in time for Easter brunch, Eat Better America offers a “healthified” monkey bread recipe that has 57 percent less fat, 61 percent less saturated fat and 32 percent fewer […]

— Barb Boose

Celebrate National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Sunday, April 17, marked the beginning of National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week! Through April 23, members of the osteopathic medical profession come together to focus on one common goal—increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and D.O.s in communities across the country. The American Osteopathic Association suggests these three ways you can contribute to NOM Week: Take […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: spicy lentils and tomatoes

I can’t say that I love to cook (although I’ll bake brownies any day of the week), but I do love healthy recipes that are full of flavor. This spicy lentil and tomato combo is my go-to recipe when I want to stock my fridge with a reheatable side dish or easy work-week lunch. In […]

— Barb Boose

Cookin’ up a healthy future

On a recent Wednesday in the DMU wellness kitchen, the mouth-watering aromas were almost torturous: David Spreadbury, Ph.D., chair of biochemistry and nutrition, and Joy Schiller, wellness director, were fixing a pre-holiday lunch for 25 DMU students and employees, demonstrating that healthy eating can also be luscious. Munching on homemade hummus, savory roasted vegetables, marinated […]

— Barb Boose

Physical therapy grad inspires others to persevere

When the Iowa Games began in 1987, Cindy Hauber was poolside, ready to compete in the 200-meter freestyle. Although it was her first swim competition and she had “no idea how swim meets were run,” the ’05 graduate of DMU’s D.P.T. program won the race. She went on to compete in the Iowa Games’ swim […]

— Barb Boose

Hear a U.S. Olympic Committee sports psychologist

DMU student organizations frequently bring experts and opinion leaders to campus, sometimes “virtually.” On October 2, 12 – 1 p.m., the Sports Medicine Club and the Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Club will co-sponsor a video presentation by Kirsten Peterson, Ph.D., a sport psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Peterson served on […]

— Barb Boose

A birthday cake big enough to feed an army

When the U.S. Army celebrated its 234th birthday at the Pentagon on June 12, DMU graduate Colonel Arthur Wittich, D.O., was there to cut the tank-sized cake. He earned the honor as the oldest soldier serving in the Army. “All the senior Army and Defense Department leaders were there,” he says. “It was pretty exciting.”

— Barb Boose