The road to Honduras

On March 14, 2014, 31 Des Moines University students embarked on a weeklong journey to provide health care, education and …

Kids commit a great act of kindness

In a world where so many people have too many needs, it’s well worth celebrating the individuals and organizations that …

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 …

Learn, engage in DMU’s Global Health Learning Collaborative

Tomorrow evening kicks off the spring session of DMU’s Global Health Learning Collaborative (GHLC), a student-run, student-taught series of interactive …

Doc’s courage makes one count blessings

Stories like those of DMU graduate Heather Fowler, D.O.’94, give me pause, perspective and reasons to be thankful for my …

Is Des Moines “age-friendly”? Find out Dec. 10

In 2011, Des Moines became the third U.S. city (following Portland, OR, and New York City) to join the World …

Odon Device in line for additional testing, manufacturing

The Odon Device, a life-saving invention that aids in obstructed labor, has been licensed for production by medical technology company …

The incredible death of a disease

The near-eradication of polio is one of the most important and amazing health developments in history. That’s because there is …

Taking DMU to South America

DMU students pursue opportunities for global service and experiential learning through the University and on their own. Daniel Cole, Phyllis …

The not-so-sweet side of sugar

The August issue of National Geographic magazine featured as its cover story an exploration of sugar and “why we can’t …

She biked cross-country to fight climate change

Wendy Ring, M.D., M.P.H., is a longtime family physician, a 28-year member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and an …

How fat are you compared to people around the world?

Over a recent (healthy) lunch, my friend Caitlin, a graduate of DMU’s master of public health program, and I had …