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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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How to take a lesson from a horse

Relationships with most creatures involve nonverbal elements. Those become particularly important when your pet weighs up to a half-ton or more, so pay attention – and learn.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to be a super SPAL patient

The patients assessed by clinical students in DMU’s Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL) are all bona fide fakers. They aren’t hypochondriacs, however. As “standardized patients” (SPs) who play the roles of actual patients, they play a critical role in preparing DMU students to diagnose and interact with real patients.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to choose shoes

One of the worst things women do to their feet is wear high-heeled, high-fashion shoes, says Jill Frerichs, D.P.M.’01, assistant professor in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Here’s how to kick the evil shoe habit: Stand up straight when you measure your foot for size. Having your full weight on your feet will…

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to communicate effectively

Most of us can relate to two workplace nightmares: being held hostage in a boring, unproductive meeting and feeling the heebiejeebies of having to give a presentation. DMU’s master of health care administration program can help. Through a unique agreement with Toastmasters International, DMU offers two courses designed to enhance students’ communication competency.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to beat the blues

Endless days of gloomy weather. Continued fighting and biting in Washington over health care reform and everything else. Too much war, too slow of an economy and too little sunshine. Honestly, who isn’t depressed this time of year?

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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How to be as popular as pop music

The public relations staff at a Champaign- Urbana, IL, hospital once asked Jim Ellis, D.O.’88, then-head of its emergency department, if he would make nice with personalities at a local radio station. More than six years later, Ellis’ weekly “Ask-A-Doc” program on Mix 94.5 FM continues to be one of the station’s most popular.

How to do Just About Anything, Spring 2010
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