General News and Updates

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

Is sitting today’s tobacco?

Bearers of bad news sometimes suggest their audience sit down before hearing it. But this news should get you up and moving: Not only are long periods of sitting bad for us, they’re “literally killing us,” says James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine. He has extensively researched […]

— Barb Boose

Fight for your right

Human Rights Day presents us with an opportunity to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone. This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making. Make your voice count! […]

— Nicole Branstad

Eyeball these DMU Library exhibits

Of course you can find plenty to read in the DMU Library, from its thousands of medical books and journals, online reference resources, fascinating archives and leisure reading collection. However, the library offers plenty of interesting visual displays, too, including some that may surprise you. “And there’s the humor of it” is a National Library […]

— Barb Boose