Blog News and Updates

Friday recipe: Thai quinoa salad

I continue to drool over Catherine Walthers’ beautiful and practical cookbook, Raising the Salad Bar. Part of the reason is that I demand crunch, texture and blow-your-hair-back flavor in my food, and this book delivers. Bypassing boring iceberg lettuce and globby store-bought dressings, it empowers one to incorporate such ingredients as peppery arugula, succulent bok […]

— Barb Boose

America’s sugar high: 22 teaspoons a day

I don’t mean to sound like just another prima donna who’s smacking down Americans’ unhealthy eating habits, but a new book by a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss, got my attention. Titled Salt Sugar Fat, Moss states that every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese – triple what […]

— Barb Boose

Get a (flu) shot, take a survey

Have you noticed how many people have been sick this winter? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of influenza cases is higher than normal at this time of year, and that the most common strain is associated with more severe illness. The good news: Most of those nasty viruses in […]

— Barb Boose

Student and scholarship

Earlier this month, Cynthia Hoque, a Des Moines University osteopathic medical student, received the Medical and Health Related Scholarship from the Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund. Cynthia is committed to practicing medicine in rural Iowa upon graduation and was presented with the $4,000 award by Governor Terry Branstad. The Branstad-Reynolds Scholarship Fund was established by Governor Branstad […]

— Nicole Branstad

The Phoenix Physician

DMU students are great leaders and volunteers on campus, in the community and in professional organizations. In that category are University’s Internal Medicine Interest Group, featured recently in a newsletter of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Physicians. That’s why it was so cool when DMU graduate Robert G. Good, D.O., FACOI, president […]

— Barb Boose

DMU magnified

Join us on campus Wednesday, March 6, for an interactive exploration of our graduate programs! DMU is a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees. Our doors are open for prospective students and undergraduate pre-health advisors to investigate the school before picking a graduate school. During Discover DMU, you have the opportunity to: […]

— Nicole Branstad

Shaking it up when temperatures are down

Does cold weather derail your workout routine? Like when the ice-glazed surfaces of the great outdoors have you waddling like a penguin, yet the thought of taking a run on a treadmill or putting on your swimsuit puts a chill on your enthusiasm? I can relate; I seem to get better cardio workouts with a […]

— Barb Boose