Posts by Barb Boose

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Below is a message from DMU President and CEO Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. Happy National Doctors’ Day! Thank you to our faculty and preceptors! While we always appreciate the engagement of our faculty and preceptors in the training of our students, I want to take the time to give a special acknowledgement on this […]

— Barb Boose

Find a food desert near you

We’ve all heard about the problem of food deserts, those geographic areas where residents have limited or no easy access to healthy foods. Now you can find out exactly where they are with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Food Access Research Atlas. The USDA website notes the atlas – an improved version of its […]

— Barb Boose

Fertile ground: rich opportunities in rural medicine

We were just getting the spring issue of DMU Magazine to the printer last week when I came across an article on the Kaiser Health News website titled, “Osteopathic Physicians: An Answer to Rural Health Care Needs?” It just so happens that the spring cover story of DMU Magazine is all about rural medicine. The […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Thai quinoa salad

I continue to drool over Catherine Walthers’ beautiful and practical cookbook, Raising the Salad Bar. Part of the reason is that I demand crunch, texture and blow-your-hair-back flavor in my food, and this book delivers. Bypassing boring iceberg lettuce and globby store-bought dressings, it empowers one to incorporate such ingredients as peppery arugula, succulent bok […]

— Barb Boose

America’s sugar high: 22 teaspoons a day

I don’t mean to sound like just another prima donna who’s smacking down Americans’ unhealthy eating habits, but a new book by a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Michael Moss, got my attention. Titled Salt Sugar Fat, Moss states that every year, the average American eats 33 pounds of cheese – triple what […]

— Barb Boose

Get a (flu) shot, take a survey

Have you noticed how many people have been sick this winter? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the number of influenza cases is higher than normal at this time of year, and that the most common strain is associated with more severe illness. The good news: Most of those nasty viruses in […]

— Barb Boose

The Phoenix Physician

DMU students are great leaders and volunteers on campus, in the community and in professional organizations. In that category are University’s Internal Medicine Interest Group, featured recently in a newsletter of the Iowa chapter of the American College of Physicians. That’s why it was so cool when DMU graduate Robert G. Good, D.O., FACOI, president […]

— Barb Boose