Ease the pains of pregnancy

Pelvic pain during pregnancy is a common occurrence. Approximately 20 percent of women have pelvic girdle pain at some point …

A vision to volunteer

DMU students love to pursue volunteer opportunities that tap their clinical skills. Yet the need for appropriate oversight and documentation can …
Noreen O'Shea, D.O., FAAFP

Walking the path with patients, students

Noreen O’Shea, D.O.’84, FAAFP, readily admits she was “scared” about joining the DMU family medicine program in March 2014, but …
A patient receives a body composition analysis

Stick to your New Year’s resolutions by monitoring your body composition

It’s no surprise that weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution. After weeks of filling up on holiday …
Yogesh Shah, center, reconnected with several of the Ugandan physicians who experienced rotations in Iowa, through DMU, while they were medical students.

Ugandan physicians reflect on DMU, Iowa experiences

Juliet Babirye, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a lecturer in infectious disease and non-communicable disease control in the Makerere University College …
Dr. Mindi Feilmeier sees a foot and ankle patient.

What to expect when you see a podiatrist

Maybe it’s because the feet are the furthest body part from your eyes, but many foot conditions go unnoticed. By …

Spotting the signs of a concussion

Back to school time means back to sports for kids of all ages. Participating in a sport always brings a …
Foot and ankle screening at the Senior Health Fair

Early detection key in preventing foot and ankle complications for seniors

Older adults are at increased risk for a variety of foot and ankle issues. Decreases in circulation and sensation, wounds, …

Good news for physical therapists, great news for patients

Physical therapy often can help patients recover faster, more fully and with less invasive and expensive procedures from conditions ranging …
Tai Chi is a great exercise for older adults and those with arthritis.

Try out Tai Chi with free classes July 21 and 23

Looking for a way to reduce stress, build strength and increase balance and flexibility? Try Tai Chi! Des Moines University Physical …
Dr. Bennett performs a foot examination on a patient at Des Moines University Foot and Ankle.

Diabetic foot care: Recognize early signs to prevent potential problems

Diabetes is a complicated disease that leads to a host of secondary complications. Some of the most common problems occur …

Proper bike fit can reduce injury risk, increase performance

As cycling season kicks into high gear, it’s important to slow down and think about bike safety. While accidents are …