Better your health in five minutes or less

January is a time for fresh starts, when people everywhere resolve to better themselves in the coming year. Losing weight …

Osteopathic manual medicine can help common health problems

Osteopathic manual medicine (OMM) is an apprenticed art that has been passed down, literally “hand to hand,” through manual diagnosis …

Physical Therapy Clinic expands popular exercise classes

In health care, it’s typically a bad sign when you have patients returning again and again or requesting to come …

Get a handle on safe shoveling

With winter well upon us, many people recognize that clearing your sidewalks and driveways of snow can be good exercise. …

Lather, rinse and repeat: Fight cold and flu with soap and water

We know to plan for winter’s temperature swings and snowstorms, but we must also prepare for its seasonal cold and …

Friday recipe: Warm up with pumpkin curry

Halloween may be over, but it’s still prime pumpkin season. Pumpkin is naturally sweet, which is why you see an …

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 …

Preventing the spread of Ebola: A how-to for health care workers

As an emergency physician with a national security and public health background (among other things), I probably have a slightly …

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 …

Friday recipe: Stuffed acorn squash

Like it or not, winter is coming. In a cold climate like ours, winter is the hardest time to get …

Take the first steps to better health

Most people live a sedentary lifestyle, taking fewer than 5,000 steps a day. It only takes 10,000 steps a day …