Blog News and Updates

Power of preventive care

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has long monitored the use of clinical preventive services to provide public health agencies, health care providers and their partners information needed to plan and implement programs that increase use of these services and improve the health of the U.S. population. As members of the DMU community know, better […]

— Barb Boose

A sure bet career-wise

With unemployment at 8.2 percent and underemployment near 18 percent, pursuing a graduate degree is both an attractive option and a big investment. In this unsettled economy, which graduate degrees are “safe” options that lead to career opportunities? Forbes recently compiled dataon salaries and employment outlooks to determine which master’s degrees would provide the best […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: broccoli salad

Our refrigerator’s vegetable drawers are typically crammed full of my favs – cabbage, which I eat plain or as a substitute for chips and crackers; Brussels sprouts, waiting for my magical Sriracha-and-mint sauce treatment; lettuce and cucumbers, for my spouse’s salads; a chunk of fresh ginger, a heavenly accompaniment, which fresh garlic, for roasted vegetables; […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: edamame spinach dip

I have a cousin who often called me a “dip” when we were kids, but these days I don’t take offense. I’ve discovered several go-to dip recipes over the years, from roasted sweet potatoes smashed with a packet of dry ranch dressing mix or a can of drained kidney beans whizzed up with bottled sun-dried […]

— Barb Boose

Labor and delivery operating theater

Beth Runcie is one of four DMU osteopathic medical students who in May and June are on a four-week rotation at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. The rotation is part of DMU’s partnership with Uganda’s Makerere University College of Health Sciences. Today is day four of working in the operating theater for labor and delivery. […]

— Beth Runcie

Friday recipe: go Greek this weekend!

One of my very favorite annual events in Des Moines takes place this Saturday and Sunday: the Greek Food Fairof the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, just up 35th Street from the DMU campus. I love this wonderful tradition because of its very friendly people, the fun and festive atmosphere, the music and dancing […]

— Barb Boose

New and Old Mulago

Tomorrow is my first day at the hospital – we went for a tour today and it is completely indescribable as almost everything here is. It is divided into Old Mulago and New Mulago. Old is a web of dozens of smaller buildings housing wards including TB care, pediatric oncology, labor and delivery (just to […]

— Beth Runcie

Friday recipe: Memorial Day sides

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. I am often reminded of their sacrifice not just from reading the news, but also from seeing many of our students in military attire. I am humbled by their selfless service to our country. As many businesses, schools and […]

— Barb Boose