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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

DMU magnified

Join us on campus Wednesday, March 6, for an interactive exploration of our graduate programs! DMU is a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees. Our doors are open for prospective students and undergraduate pre-health advisors to investigate the school before picking a graduate school. During Discover DMU, you have the opportunity to: […]

— Nicole Branstad

Shaking it up when temperatures are down

Does cold weather derail your workout routine? Like when the ice-glazed surfaces of the great outdoors have you waddling like a penguin, yet the thought of taking a run on a treadmill or putting on your swimsuit puts a chill on your enthusiasm? I can relate; I seem to get better cardio workouts with a […]

— Barb Boose

Solving medical mysteries

Be a doctor for a night and solve medical mysteries at Des Moines University’s Mini Medical School. Analyze patients with suspicious symptoms by examining lab results, X-rays, MRIs and other tests and help make the diagnosis. Beginning February 5, DMU will tackle one or two medical mysteries every Tuesday night for five weeks. Classes are […]

— Nicole Branstad

Is this research too dangerous?

What if you were a scientist who wanted to investigate ways to counter a deadly virus, but the only way you could do so is if you created it? That was the question that circulated late last week when scientists announced that research on H5N1, an apparently unusually deadly bird flu virus, was going to […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Super Bowl snacks, Part 2

Game on: The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will face off in this year’s Super Bowl on Feb. 3. If you’re into professional football, the game offers several interesting story lines, according to the NFL. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that for the first time in any major professional athletic event, the […]

— Barb Boose