Thankful

There is much to be thankful for during this time of year, but your health ranks up there pretty high …

Cooking something good (for you) in the wellness kitchen

On a typical Thursday evening, the DMU Wellness Center kitchen hums with activity and radiates delicious aromas. It sounds like …

Trick or treat

It can be quite hard to pass up that Snickers bar that your child won’t miss after hauling in all …

Health care leaders to hold ‘A Healthy Discussion’ at DMU

Des Moines University and the Partnership for Better Health are again hosting a series of forums tackling critical health topics. …

Be flu-free this year

It’s that time of year to enjoy the changing fall colors, carve pumpkins, go to football games and get shot …

Are we losing the battle against super-bugs?

In the antibiotic-armed battle against harmful bacteria, the bad news is that the bacteria may be winning. This week the …

National Yoga Month

September is the official National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed …

Friday recipe: Michelle Obama’s summer chopped salad

I’m a fan of nutrition counselor and Washington Post writer Casey Seidenberg, who contributes to the newspaper’s weekly “Lean and …

Free school physicals, health services for K-12 students at annual health fair

Des Moines University, the Polk County Health Department and other local agencies are partnering to provide free school physicals and …

Friday recipe: Mason jar salads

Our wellness intern, Jessica Nier, and Julian Rivera, research assistant in DMU’s Human Performance Lab, gave a tasty and highly …

Kari Smith becomes first Iowa physical therapist board certified in biofeedback

Kari Smith, D.P.T., ATC, BCB-PMD, received board certification in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). …