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Insights from a heart-stopping experience

I believe health care reform should include universal coverage, regardless of pre-existing conditions. To make this possible, we need to address the disparity of health care costs between the U.S. and other developed countries.

My Turn, Winter 2010
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Robert Suter accepts the American College of Emergency Physicians' highest honor from ACEP President Angela Gardner.

A giving doc gets well-deserved honor

Robert Suter, D.O.’89, M.H.A.’89, knows how to take care of a guy who’s been shot in the chest. But he also knows “how you do so in a tent when you have limited resources and the guy has to be evacuated,” says Navy Captain Trueman Sharp, M.D. He has never forgotten the benefits of his DMU education and the osteopathic profession. He’s devoted his life to paying them back and paying it forward to medical students and military medics.

Alumni News, Winter 2010
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Go around the world with DMU

At the American Osteopathic Association’s 114th annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in November, Des Moines University leaders encouraged alumni to go global – with their medical alma mater.

Alumni News, Winter 2010
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P.T. alumna inspires others to persevere

Cindy Hauber’s motto must be “keep swimming, keep swimming”: The longtime Iowa Games multi medalist was named the 2009 National Congress of State Games Female Athlete of the Year. In 2000, Cindy Hauber woke up finding herself being prepared by an emergency medical technician for an ambulance ride. When he asked why she was trying…

DMU Profiles, Featured, Winter 2010
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Virginia Tonelli, Denise Hill and John Retzlaff say health and law often cross paths.

Bringing together health care and the law

In the intertwined worlds of health care and the law, knowledge isn’t just power; it’s imperative. To help its students gain that knowledge, in addition to course offerings, last fall DMU became the first master of health care administration program to sign an alliance agreement with the American Health Lawyers

The Pulse, Winter 2010
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Student research may help tackle vitamin deficiency, blindness

Tyler Mayo is working in a DMU laboratory to help address potential vitamin A deficiency among children on the other side of the world.

The Pulse, Winter 2010
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Elizabeth Trausch, D.P.T. DMU Clinic

Dealing with urinary incontinence

Wetting one’s pants after sneezing. Discomfort while sitting. Painful intercourse. Millions of women are believed to suffer these and other pelvic floor disorders along with the physical, emotional and social nightmares they create. Many suffer silently, too embarrassed to discuss these issues even with their physicians.

The Pulse, Winter 2010
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Updated bone-densitometry technology

New state-of-the-art equipment in DMU Clinic’s radiology department provides benefits to patients, health care providers and researchers.

The Pulse, Winter 2010
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