Friday recipe: gluten-free black bean brownies

Not only can you have black beans in your main dish, now you can have them in your dessert, too! …

Learn, reach out during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Feb. 23-March 1 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, designed to promote public and media attention to the seriousness of …

Friday recipe: wheat berries and Brussels spouts

True confession time: While we’ve posted recipes on the Dose of DMU Friday blog that feature wheat berries, I’ve only …

DMU students aim bigger, balder at second annual head-shaving event

After a successful inaugural event that shaved dozens of heads and raised $20,000 for childhood cancer research, Des Moines University …

An inspiring role model at any age

I recently learned about Ernestine Shepherd, who holds the title of World’s Oldest Performing Bodybuilder, proclaimed by the Guinness Book …

Friday recipe: slow-cooker ribs

Happy Valentine’s Day! So are you planning a romantic evening with the one you love? Or are you like me, …

Enjoy a smorgasbord of food for thought

The World Food Prize (WFP) is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development …

Friday recipes: Super Bowl Survival 101

The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will battle it out during the 48th annual Super Bowl this Sunday in …

Who is the Internet generation?

A friend shared a fascinating infographic that characterizes “kids of the past vs. the Internet generation.” “Past kids” are baby …

Slavery: it’s probably in your town, too

The following facts should cause us all to be shocked into action: Sex trafficking is estimated to be more than …

The state of health care reform, by state

I’ve found the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to be a useful source of information on all kinds of health …

At least you’re burning brown fat

It’s the kind of weather only a global-warming-naysayer could love: A polar vortex has a painfully tight grip on much …