Blog News and Updates

Collaborative care forum Tuesday

Students in all aspects of health care can be a competitive bunch. Our education system encourages them to strive for the highest grades, the highest rank in their class, the highest score on board exams. There’s nothing wrong about that; after all, we want smart, high-achieving people working in health care. The problem, though, is […]

— Barb Boose

Celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week, Nov. 4-10

DMU is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW), Nov. 4-10, to honor the hard work and accomplishments of its radiologic technologists. Created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979, NRTW occurs each year during the week that includes Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895. […]

— Barb Boose

Would “pre-commitment” get you to your goal?

I recently learned about a new approach to achieve goals and/or cure bad habits: pre-commitment. The concept is that you set a specific goal, like losing 15 pounds or exercising at least 20 minutes a day, and then commit to paying a penalty if you fail. Many people do this informally by proclaiming their goals […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: bone-building burgers

Did you know: you have the same number of bones in your neck as a giraffe and a mouse? We all have seven neck vertebrae, although of course they vary in size. the human hand has 27 bones; your face has 14. the longest bone in your body is your femur, or thigh bone; it’s […]

— Barb Boose

Happy Lung Health Month

November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, and lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer for both men and women. To learn more about these diseases and their treatments, the American Lung Association (ALA) in Iowa is offering […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Tuscan white bean and kale soup

The DMU wellness program staff are always offering information and incentives to get us to move more, eat more healthfully, reduce stress and have more fun. From the four-week Bone Builders Initiative they launched this week (tomorrow is World Osteoporosis Awareness Day, after all) to new work-out classes and equipment in the wellness center to […]

— Barb Boose