Anatomy word of the month: mastoid

Would you believe that the name for the little bony prominence behind your ear means “like a breast” referring to …

John P. Budi, D.O.’12, M.S.A.’10

Budi and Nisha Haque, D.O., announced their engagement and plans to wed Nov. 29 and 30, 2013, with a reception …

Anatomy word of the month: Pudendal nerve

Pudendal comes from a Latin word meaning, “to be ashamed”. Interesting that this term is an archaic reference to the …

Anatomy word of the month: Crista galli

The “cock’s comb” is a wedge of bone found on the anterior floor inside of the skull in the midline. …

Girls to scrub in for surgery, perform science experiments March 2 at DMU

Metro area girls will don surgical gowns, handle human organs and partake in exciting chemistry experiments at Des Moines University’s …

Anatomy word of the month: retinaculum

A “cord or cable” in Latin. Retinacula are thickenings of tissue underneath your skin that serve to bind down tendons …

Anatomy word of the month: bursa

A bursa, Latin for a little bag or purse, is a closed fluid-filled sack that is typically found in places …

Anatomy word of the month: Epoophoron

“Upon the egg-bearer” (Greek) refers to a cluster of blind-ending tubules near the ovary of the adult female that are …

Anatomy word of the month: Carotid

Feel that pulse in the side of your neck, the one the paramedics on TV shows reach for to check …

Professor, painter and T.V. star

Well, he wouldn’t say he’s a star, but Gary Hoff, D.O., was featured this Sunday on local station KCCI-TV8 for his significant talents as …

Anatomy word of the month: tragus

The small flap of skin covered cartilage at the front of your ear canal is named “goat” in Greek! Tragi …

Anatomy word of the month: Eustachian tube

Most anatomical terms are descriptive in Latin or Greek. However, “Eustachian” doesn’t mean anything. It is a term called an …