The toughest question

In a course on end-of-life issues here at DMU, Assistant Professor Denise Hill, J.D., M.P.A., instructs students to close their eyes. She then asks some riveting questions: What do you know about how a loved one would want to die? …

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Chubby isn’t cheap

Americans are continuing to supersize, reports Kaiser Health News blog. According to a report titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America‘s Future 2011” by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the adult obesity …

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The DMU family reunites for fun

The DMU Reunion June 17-18 brought together friends old and new. They met DMU’s new president, shared fond memories, explored campus and even delivered a “baby.”

2011 Alumni of the Year

They treat patients, teach, mentor DMU students and colleagues, and in general make our world better: Meet the 2011 DMU Alumni of the Year.

An up-and-coming podiatrist

Lee Rogers, D.P.M., accepts the Rising Star Award from Kathleen Stone, D.P.M., president of the American Podiatric Medical Association, presented at the APMA House of Delegates meeting in April.

Alumni lead Iowa’s osteopathic physicians

The president, president-elect and vice president of the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA), elected at the organization’s 113th annual conference this spring, are DMU graduates. IOMA also selected a DMU graduate and faculty member as its 2011 Physician of the Year.

Good Grief

The profound blessing of modern medicine’s ability to prolong life can be a curse when a seriously ill person’s quality of life and wishes regarding end of life are on the line. How can providers help beyond giving physical care?

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