Posts by Courtney Tompkins

Tonight’s community education class has been postponed

UPDATE: Tonight’s class was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 in the same time/location as originally scheduled. Physical therapy can be very helpful in treating women’s health issues. Libby Trausch, D.P.T., from our Physical Therapy Clinic will be teaching a class for the community on Feb. 1 about how it […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Tomorrow is February!

How crazy is it that we’re almost into the second month of 2011? Time is FLYING! If you want to prevent heartbreak, consider this your early reminder about Valentine’s Day… Significantly more important (long-term anyway!) is preventing heart disease. American Heart Association’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign asks you to sport their fave color THIS […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Fun event for a good cause!

Drake is hosting a trivia night on Feb. 4, starting at 7 p.m., to raise money for their Adult Literacy Center. The competition includes four rounds of multiple choice and three rounds of short answer questions. The final round will be held the next day at noon. Teams can be up to four players. It’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: bean & corn chili

Good hearty, cozy meals for winter aren’t always healthy. I like this easy crockpot recipe because it sounds fairly easy and full of veggies and beans! Bean & corn chili, from the Disney Family site (makes 6 servings) Ingredients 2 tablespoons red wine 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Blizzard bags

Everyone likes to wear jeans to work and everyone likes to help others in the community. This month DMU employees can do both, in combination! The Community Service Committee is selling casual day stickers in trade for items to put in blizzard bags. All the needed items are listed on the portal on the community […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Learn about medical fact vs. fiction at DMU’s Mini Medical School

Students of all ages get discount rate This year’s Mini Medical School at Des Moines University (DMU) will give you some insight on food, nutrition and global health as well as filling you in on exactly what “neuroplasticity” means. Beginning February 8, the five classes will be held each Tuesday evening, 7-8:30 p.m., in the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: French onion chicken & potatoes

Once a month I look forward to “cooking club” with some of my girlfriends. Each month the hostess picks a theme. I’m so excited for our January theme next week – a new recipe that uses potatoes in some way. I LOVE potatoes. Have never met a potato I didn’t enjoy. So I’ve been digging […]

— Courtney Tompkins

When you’re stressed, you…

Do what? How do you react? Do you eat (healthy comfort food ideas for my fellow emotional eaters)? Listen to music, stop what you’re doing and tune out for awhile? Work out? Here’s a list of 25 stress-relievers. Share your tips!

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: easy pizza at home

It’s Friday night. We’re all exhausted and nobody wants to cook. So here’s one of my go-to dinner recipes. Courtney’s quick pizza Pre-made pizza crust OR pita bread Pesto sauce from a jar OR olive oil Tomatoes Mozzarella Seasonings to taste Throw the crust in the oven (use temperature on crust package) to warm a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Interested in research?

DMU has a very cool program for undergrad students interested in research &/or a future career in health or medicine. An eight-week program in June & July, the mentored research program gives students one-on-one experience with our awesome research faculty in microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry and physical therapy. It’s a 40-hour a week project but […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Resolutions, what?

So, we’re 10 days into the new year – how’re your resolutions sticking? A recent poll I read said 21% of people stick to their new year resolutions for a week at the most. My resolutions I am trying to stick to is to eat a more healthful diet and be more active. Small steps, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: Cheerio berry smoothie

We hear it all the time, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” or ” a smart day starts with breakfast” or whatever similar version of that statement it might be, right? And yet raise your hand if you take time for a breakfast. Ok, put your hands down, this is a blog […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Community education @ DMU

UPDATE: The Feb. 1 class was postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 in the same time/location as originally scheduled. Physical therapy can be very helpful in treating women’s health issues. Libby Trausch, D.P.T., from our Physical Therapy Clinic will be teaching a class for the community on Feb. 1 about […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What must you do while in Des Moines?

Many of our students come from rural Iowa, other states or even other countries. Some will stay and practice in Des Moines, some will disperse. So for those of you who have lived here or do live here, what things would you tell a new DMU student he or she MUST do while living here? […]

— Courtney Tompkins