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That’s my classmate!

Adam Lang, a third-year CPMS student, wrote this article on diabetes! So if you see him around campus, give him a high-five for representing our profession and our college. You can also find more podiatric articles at this website so surf around at your leisure and learn about the profession. (Picture: And yes, he loves […]

— Tea Nguyen

Fresh produce sold locally?

I encourage you to take a look at this website and  learn more about locally grown produce provided by farmers who just want you to eat fresh and healthy foods. By purchasing from this website, you are investing in your local community and reducing your carbon footprints. Now that is something to chew on. Once […]

— Tea Nguyen

Vote for the worthy couple!


Remember my older post on my friend Matthew who was going through some tough times with leukemia? Well I have good news to share! He’s back on his feet and is moving forward with his own wedding planning. More details can be found here.

(Please don’t hesitate to vote for them too while you’re there!)

— Tea Nguyen

Paging Dr. Know-it-all

I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play 1 on TV. My degrees are solely in the communication arts. It is possible that I am the lowest qualified person AT DMU to answer a health question. And yet sometimes I just CAN NOT bite my tongue. Not to worry, I don’t give medical advice as […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Music update

The big 80/35 concert bash has been announced as July 3-4 in 2010. Ingrid Michaelson & Mat Kearney will play People’s on April 3. I am sooo going! I saw Ingrid 2 years ago at 80/35 and I am very excited! People’s also has Dashboard Confessional, Uncle Kracker, Five for Fighting & Needtobreathe on their […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Go Google yourself!

Well, everyone is doing it so came my turn to Google myself, Tea Tu Nguyen, and I found this.  How amazingly cool is it to find my name associated to a publication, rather than someone’s similar name on a obscene website. It’s going to be a good Friday! What do you find when you Google […]

— Tea Nguyen

How many ingredients in your salad?

It’s like people know I was on a diet this month. I mean, I don’t think I’ve seen more treats thrown at me more than during this time when I’m trying to cut back on sweets. And unfortunately, it’s true, I am weak! If I see it, then I must eat it. And so today, […]

— Tea Nguyen

Love isn’t all cupids & chocolates

Love. Such a funny little word that can mean oh, so very many things! I love my husband, my job, my parents, my dogs & oh yeah, my shoes. But they’re all a different form of love! And I think of this weekend’s holiday, Valentine’s Day, as special because it is a celebration of love. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A day in the life of Daley

I am sure you are all dying to know every detail of my life….so I figured I would fulfill all your hopes and dreams. Most of you probably have no idea what our schedule looks like here at school considering we rarely come out of our little nook in the Academic Center. However I am […]

— Daley Dodd

Give me the steak!

There’s no other way to put it except “I LOVE STEAK!” When I’m craving for something more than just salt and pepper on my steak, my go-to seasoning is the Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning. I highly recommend this if you just want to toss a piece of steak on the grill or frying pan […]

— Tea Nguyen

Are you crazy?

If jumping into ice cold waters when the temp is below freezing, or riding a snowbike down hill sounds like fun, check out the Des Moines Winter Games this weekend!

— Courtney Tompkins

Dump your plump? Yes!

Many of you may know about the Dump Your Plump program going on here at DMU. Dump Your Plump is a 10-week team wellness challenge amongst the faculty, staff and students here. Teams have 4-10 people and are in essence competing for health. There will be participants trying to maintain their weight and others that […]

— Daley Dodd

Do you need Super Bowl food?

I know you do! Well then this is perfect for you… my class is selling Papa Murphy’s discount cards as our class fundraiser. We will be selling the cards February 1 – 5 in the Student Education Center commons area. Cards are only $5 and there is more than a $33 value on the cards. […]

— Daley Dodd

Catch some tunes Saturday

D.O. student Amy Hynek is not only insanely smart and ready to graduate in May but she’s also musically talented and plays in a family band with her sister, brother & dad, in between classes and rotations! Pumptown is a folk/country/rock band that has performed all over Iowa and will do a show here in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Looking for something SUPER to do this weekend?

If you’re thinking about the Super Bowl, we’re not quite there yet (it’s Feb 7). But this weekend in Des Moines, you can still find something SUPER to do…. like the SuperBULL Series. This is totally out of our daily-norm! What fun! You can even get group ticket discounts at a great deal. If you […]

— Tea Nguyen

Easy garlic smashed potatoes

Freshly roasted garlic is, by far, my most favorite form of garlic. You can substitute fresh garlic for garlic powder if that’s what you have. This recipe serves as a wonderful side dish to pair with your protein like steak, chicken or honey- baked ham. In a piece of aluminum foil: -put in 8 garlic […]

— Tea Nguyen

America’s next top models?

So as many of you know there was a fashion show last Thursday at DMU. I am obviously way late in posting about it but I figured better late than never. Well, there were three lovely PA students representing our class and looking fly as ever. Garet Ford and Erinn White were a part of […]

— Daley Dodd

Learn about medical apartheid tomorrow @ noon

The DMU diversity office has arranged for Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” to speak on campus tomorrow (1/27) @ noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the DMU Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

I’m a professional, stand back!

I can actually say that now considering I am certified in ACLS (advanced cardiac life support)! Yeah, I’m a pretty big deal…ha ha. I have always had this horrible fear I would be out in public somewhere and a person would go down, not breathing and I would have to jump into help…knowing full well […]

— Daley Dodd