Open house offers free treatments, knowledge about osteopathic manual medicine

The public is invited to learn about and experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) at Des Moines …

Holocaust survivor to share story at Des Moines University

In remembrance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Des Moines University is hosting a presentation by Holocaust survivor Fred Lorber on Friday, …

DMU marketing team wins eight national communications awards

The Des Moines University marketing and communications department was recently honored with eight American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine …

Students sink their teeth into healthy cooking

Watch DMU's healthy cooking class in action! DMU is one of the few medical schools in the nation to offer its osteopathic medical students hands-on experiences in the kitchen. Find out why.

DMU’s Roberto Fernandez named National Student D.O. of the Year

Roberto Fernandez, a D.O. student in the class of 2013 at Des Moines University, received the American Association of Colleges …

Climbing a mountain to combat cancer

They conquered cancer, endured chemotherapy and bravely climbed back to health. In January, these courageous souls conquered a different kind of mountain.

A powerful force behind muscle energy

Sara “Sally” Sutton, D.O.’53, has treated thousands of patients and taught hundreds of osteopathic medical students in her career, but she also played a historic role in promoting and perpetuating the art of touch.

Physician supply in the United States

For a nation that lavishes spending on health care, you'd think the U.S. would be awash with physicians who see their patients on a frequent basis. Not so.

A big appetite for better eating

Two DMU electives serve up perspectives on food and nutrition at micro and macro levels. Students just eat them up.

Weighty Issues

Our out-of-whack eating and rising rates of obesity and chronic disease underscore the important role that health care providers, leaders and educators can play in counseling patients and creating programs that combat unhealthy fat. Members of the DMU community are responding.

What should we eat?

Even as we know we should eat "right" and exercise, we're bombarded with a veritable buffet of unhealthy food options, confusing dietary information and aggressive food marketing campaigns. What's a body to chew?

Branstad, Franklin to discuss public health strategies

This year the theme for National Public Health Week, April 2-8, is A healthier America begins today: join the movement! …