A world of pain

We are in a world of pain. From the prick of our first booster to the aches of arthritis, we experience …

DMU, Drake University partner on Pharm.D., M.P.H. dual degree

Des Moines University and the Drake University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) have partnered to offer a combined …

Take steps now to prevent disease later

You’ve probably heard the term “preventive medicine” a lot since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. The law requires …

Avoid office injury by following ergonomic principles

Humans have long spent the majority of their waking hours at work. But instead of manufacturing, farming and building, most …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Terri Plundo

Name: Terri Plundo, D.O., FACOFP Title: Des Moines University Clinic Medical Director Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Clinic: Family Medicine …

Stay active as you age

We all know that regular physical activity is important for our health. But as we age, it gets more and …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. John Bennett

Name: John D. Bennett, D.P.M., FACFAS Title: Podiatrist/Associate Professor Clinic: Foot and Ankle Undergraduate School: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. G. Bradley Klock

Name: G. Bradley Klock, D.O., FAAO Title: Chairperson and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic: Osteopathic Manual Medicine Clinic …

Watch closely for signs of the “silent killer”

One-third of American adults have a dangerous condition that is so hard to detect that 20 percent of those who …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Shannon Petersen

Name: Shannon Petersen, P.T., D.Sc.P.T., OCS, FAAOMPT, COMT Title: Associate Professor/Physical Therapist Clinic: Physical Therapy Clinic Undergraduate School: Morningside College, …

Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Kevin Smith

Name: Kevin Smith, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS Title: Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Clinic: Foot …

Awareness, activity crucial to preventing falls in seniors

“I’ve fallen…and I can’t get up!” You might remember that famous line from a campy 1990s TV commercial. But it’s …