Six strategies to alleviate incontinence

Urinary incontinence is an inconvenient – and sometimes embarrassing – condition common among older adults. Nobody is born with bladder …

Firm up your pelvic floor muscles to fight ‘the urge’

The National Association for Continence estimates that 25 million American adults suffer from incontinence. Many seniors accept it as a …

M.P.H. program unveils new mission, vision

Rachel Reimer, Ph.D. has been at the helm of the Master of Public Health program for just over six months, but …

DMU hosts high school health careers class

Des Moines University faculty and students hosted high schoolers from the Health Careers Academy class at Southeast Polk High School in …

Physical Therapy Clinic expands popular exercise classes

In health care, it’s typically a bad sign when you have patients returning again and again or requesting to come …

Podiatric students serve “Recipes for Success”

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a manual for maneuvering one’s first year of medical school? Imagine possessing a magical tome …

Faculty fossil hunters make global headlines

When Julie Meachen and Rachel Dunn went digging, so did media outlets around the globe: Both assistant anatomy professors spent part of …

2014 DMU Research Symposium an overwhelming success

On December 4, Des Moines University opened its doors to the community and hosted the fifth annual DMU Research Symposium. …

Lather, rinse and repeat: Fight cold and flu with soap and water

We know to plan for winter’s temperature swings and snowstorms, but we must also prepare for its seasonal cold and …

Des Moines Public Schools receive grant to expand partnership with DMU

Des Moines University and Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) have a long-standing relationship that allows DMPS students to visit campus …

Alumni make supporting DMU a family affair

Thomas “Tom” DeGregory was contemplating enrolling in a Pennsylvania allopathic medical school when friends suggested he explore osteopathic medical institutions. …

Much more than a sum of parts

The desire to make an impact, extraordinary surgical expertise and some coincidental DMU connections came together in the past year …