Des Moines News and Updates

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

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

I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa

Here’s a great way to kick off Black History Month: Attend the annual I’ll Make Me a World in Iowa (IMMAWII) event this Saturday at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. This year marks IMMAWII’s 15th anniversary, and it’s sure to be as educational and entertaining as ever. IMMAWII celebrates diversity and highlights African American arts, […]

— Melissa Wilder

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

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