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How to do Just About Anything

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How to do just about anything

Sharing and enhancing knowledge are what members of the DMU community are all about, and not only in medicine and health care. In fact, DMU alumni, students, faculty and staff know how to do all kinds of useful and interesting things that can help you lead a happier, longer life and amaze others. Whether you want to stay safe, lose belly flab, impress your colleagues, feed a big crowd at a party or be the life of it, you’ll find all the how-tos you need on the following pages.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to put out a fire

Rule number one: Avoid starting one.

Tom Wicks, D.P.M.’94, a podiatric physician in Chickasha, OK, is a volunteer firefighter and chief medical officer for the third-largest fire department and the largest volunteer department in the state.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to swing your partner, allemande left

Let’s get one thing straight: DMU computer technician Barry Peck emphatically did not want to learn how to square dance. Even though he writes and records music and was in a gospel singing group for 13 years, for him doing the do-sa-do was a big no, no, no.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to make a great hummus

Marco Torres is DMU kitchen lead and master hummus maker in Summerfield’s Cafe on campus. Hummus was added to the café’s menu about two and a half years ago to provide another option for vegetarians. He says most DMU people like the hummus to be spicy, so he adds chipotle, Cajun or jalapeno seasonings.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to paint a portrait

To capture someone’s face on canvas, trust your eyes. “Most of us look at things and see not what they look like, but what we think they’re supposed to look like,” says Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, chair of DMU’s medical humanities and bioethics department. Carefully observing one’s subject is key in painting and drawing….

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to hurl yourself through space

When it comes to launching yourself on a skinny, bendable fiberglass pole, “it helps to be a little crazy,” says PA-C student Anne McNeil. She began pole vaulting in high school in 2002, the first year that Illinois allowed girls to compete in the sport. “I’d been in track and had been a gymnast, so…

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to create an iPod app

FOR ANY HUMAN URGE OR NEED, it seems there’s now an app for one’s iPhone, iTouch or Blackberry to address it. Some are actually beneficial, such as one created by Marc Grobman, D.O.’86, that uses hypnosis to reduce pain. “Hypnosis for Pain Relief” features two phases that help users imagine their pain visually and then…

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to make music – portably

Jose Figueroa, D.O.’95, is beyond busy with the courses he teaches, the patients he treats and his five children. But when you ask him what he does for fun, he’ll smile slyly, pull a Hohner Golden Melody harmonica from a pocket of his white coat and treat you to a pattern. “When I was a…

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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