Public health-related books to listen to

Looking for interesting books related to public health and ways to change the world? Here are a few suggestions that are available on They continue to have an introductory rate of $7.49 for new members. 1.       The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell 2.       A Branded World: […]

— Tea Nguyen

Maintaining beauty can be so expensive

…but it doesn’t always have to be. How much do you pay  for a decent haircut these days? The guys seem to have it easy for this one. My husband-to-be gets his haircut for $15 (tip included) and I am just so envious. A typical haircut at a normal salon might cost me at the […]

— Tea Nguyen

DMU trustee attends White House celebration

One of Des Moines University’s esteemed trustees, Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was recently honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The small group of invited guests viewed the Emancipation Proclamation and joined President and Mrs. Obama for a discussion on past and present civil rights work. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Pass the P.A.S.S. on to your pre-med friends!

We have a sweet deal for pre-med students who want to get their feet wet before they start the application process… The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) will give students a taste of what it’s like to be a student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physician assistant or physical therapy. The […]

— Andrea Cooley

Help me cook!

All of the nifty kitchen gadgets are collecting dust so I need your help in putting them to work. Do you have any new or special recipes to share with an amateur cook/professional eater?

— Tea Nguyen

Today is MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the observation became law in ’83, was first observed in ’86 and officially observed in all 50 states in 2000. (I learned that from Wikipedia.) One of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Music rocks! (ha ha)

I have an obsession with anything related to music: radio, Ipod, dancing, “American Idol” (whoot whoot), Pandora (if you don’t know what that is…you should find out cause it rocks), musicals, operas, etc. So back in November I was just itching to see a concert as I hadn’t been to one in quite some time. […]

— Daley Dodd

Friday recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Parmesan Pasta

I discovered a new website for healthy recipes: Eat Better America. The site takes classic dishes and makes them healthier. It’s full of tempting recipes like oatmeal peanut butter breakfast cookies, three-cheese manicotti and spinach artichoke dip and health tips. The best part is all of the recipes include nutrition information and a comparison to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Free presentations Feb. 6 about psychological effects of unemployment

Iowa Psychiatric Society teams up with Des Moines University, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center to offer help Click here to download a flyer! The current economy is causing a ripple effect of symptoms. Some of those symptoms are emotional or psychological and often take a back seat to seemingly more pressing needs. This can make […]

— Courtney Tompkins