Parents, monitor your kids’ media

Children who are allowed to spend a lot of time watching TV and playing video games are more likely to gain weight, do …

Provider Profile: Meet Jolene Givant

Name: Jolene Givant, M.P.A.S., PA-C Title: Physician Assistant/Assistant Professor Clinic: Family Medicine Clinic Undergraduate School: Mercy School of Nursing, Des Moines, …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Robert Yoho

Name: Robert M. Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS Title: Professor and Dean, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Clinic: Foot and …

Conference to address role of PAs in solving rural health care challenges

Des Moines University is sponsoring a national conference, “Advancing Rural Primary Care,” that will explore the important role of physician …

Treasured adventures of being dean

On a recent morning this spring, I had the opportunity to address the 52 new physician assistant students who are members of the PA …

A journey of much more than 1,887 miles

The 31 students who participated in the DMU health service trip to Honduras touched the lives of more than the nearly 1,600 patients they …

The wisdom of stories told, witnessed and co-authored anew

During my 30-plus years as a pastoral psychotherapist, I listened to many stories. I learned to appreciate the fact that the life …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Shane McClinton

Name: Shane McClinton, D.P.T., OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS Title: Physical Therapist/Assistant Professor Clinic: Physical Therapy Clinic Undergraduate School: Gustavus Adolphus College, …

More than meets the eye: Diabetes can cause blurred vision, blindness

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States. The …

Leaving behind big shoes and a better DMU

“I know you want a history of me rather than that of the University,” said William Dyche, Ph.D., when DMU …

Slather on the sunscreen to safeguard your skin

In Iowa, we wait months for the summer sun to arrive so we can bask in its rays and bring …

When a cough is more than just a cough

It’s not even cold season, yet there’s a major cough epidemic making news. This isn’t any normal cough; it can …