General News and Updates

Stop and drop the pop!

I don’t believe you can legislate intelligence or wise decision-making. That’s why I have mixed feelings about efforts to outlaw bad-for-us foods, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s call to ban all sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces throughout the city’s restaurants, street carts and stadiums. That’s also why last week’s news from […]

— Barb Boose

Community Ambassador Program – Spring 2012

The Community Ambassador Program (CAP) at Des Moines University offers area students – grade school through college – opportunities to learn about various health and medical topics and issues. Schools and classes that participated in CAP in recent months include the following: Students of Southeast Ankeny Elementary School enjoyed a CAP presentation on January 9, […]

— Linda Jensen

Reproductive and sexual health

Today is day 4 of National Public Health Week 2012! Our awesome Master of Public Health Student Club (MPHSC) members have a number of activities in the works – see below – to promote health across communities and population. MPHSC members offer information below on today’s theme, reproductive and sexual health. Why focus on reproductive […]

— Barb Boose