An ounce of prevention

An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin said, is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to our health, we …

Ready for zombie attack?

I’m a big fan of “Shots,” and, no, not the kind tossed back in one’s you-should-know-better years – it’s National …

Good news about our health

Amid the often depressing news about our individual and collective health (obesity rates expanding! diabetes on the rise! heart disease …

Walking at work whittles waistlines

According to a recent report on National Public Radio, researchers are beginning to suspect that even if you engage in …

Bust out the bike

With warmer months ahead of us, and a long cold spell behind us, it’s time to hit the trails! It …

Des Moines University to award 499 degrees at 111th commencement ceremony

Des Moines University (DMU) will award 499 degrees at its 2011 Commencement service May 28 at 10 a.m. at Hy-Vee …

Kids’ fair April 30 will share free fun, education about healthy lifestyles

Obesity is a growing problem for America’s younger generation. Obesity leads to chronic disease, reduced activity, decreased lifespan and a …

DMU students will skip beaches, napping for chance to help others over spring break

29 Des Moines University (DMU) students will spend their spring break next week in Honduras providing medical care to those …