Protecting public health

Kimberly Davis, M.P.H.’12, works on the front lines of preventing the spread of Ebola and other dangerous communicable diseases in …

New members join DMU board

The DMU Board of Trustees welcomed three new members in 2014 and will add two more in March. At its …

2015 Alumni of the Year

They work in different roles in health care and represent different eras of Des Moines University alumni, but the 2015 …

Alumni Spotlight: Leslie Rae Emma, M.H.A.’14, M.P.H.’14

Leslie Rae Emma, M.H.A.’14, M.P.H.’14, was working as a health promotion specialist for a corporate wellness fitness management company in …

Six strategies to alleviate incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an inconvenient – and sometimes embarrassing – condition common among older adults. Nobody is born with bladder …

Firm up your pelvic floor muscles to fight ‘the urge’

The National Association for Continence estimates that 25 million American adults suffer from incontinence. Many seniors accept it as a …

DMU students, alums recognized for research

A record 67 researchers presented their work to students, faculty and health care professionals at the 2014 DMU Research Symposium on …

Lather, rinse and repeat: Fight cold and flu with soap and water

We know to plan for winter’s temperature swings and snowstorms, but we must also prepare for its seasonal cold and …

Army doctor, 75, looks back at half-century of service

By Lisa Ferdinando, ARNEWS During more than a half-century of military service, Col. Arthur Wittich, D.O.’71, an Army doctor, has …

Creating a path for future fellow surgeons

Ronald Bergman, D.O.’76, M.D., FICS, FAACS, and Bryan Folkers, D.O.’04, FACOS, both love practicing in their specialty and teaching future surgeons. That …

Alumni make supporting DMU a family affair

Thomas “Tom” DeGregory was contemplating enrolling in a Pennsylvania allopathic medical school when friends suggested he explore osteopathic medical institutions. …

Much more than a sum of parts

The desire to make an impact, extraordinary surgical expertise and some coincidental DMU connections came together in the past year …