New podiatric residency in Des Moines

The cases and physicians involved in a new podiatric medicine residency in Des Moines will greatly benefit the DMU graduates who experience it. But the residency will serve Iowans, too, by training and keeping more podiatric medical physicians in the state.

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. …

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 …

Pursuing the path of totality

By day, Kelly Prescher, M.S.’93, D.P.T.’04, is a physical therapist at University of California-San Diego’s Thornton Hospital. In her spare time, she is chair and newsletter editor of the San Diego district of the American Physical Therapy Association. She’s mother to daughter Audrey and partner to her significant other, Doug. But when the moon inserts itself between the earth and the sun, she becomes Kelly Prescher, eclipse-chaser.

To disclose or not disclose: That is the question

In the 2008 DreamWorks comedy “Ghost Town,” character Bertram Pincus discovers the surgeon failed to disclose his momentary death during a routine colonoscopy. “Have you any idea how much I am going to sue you for?” he sputters.

Fighting the flu with tents and tweets

Most medical centers expected the H1N1 flu virus would increase their patient counts this year, but last fall Pat Crocker, D.O.’80, and his colleagues found themselves in an especially hot spot for the flu and in the media.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 …