Last minute shopping

Have you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping? Are you running out of time and ideas …

Living a mission

As an institution that emphasizes high-quality health care education, health care services, preventive medicine and healthy lifestyles, Des Moines University …

Friday recipes: holiday treats

This time of year, I find myself fantasizing about colleague Katie’s peanut butter fudge, my spouse’s spritz cookies and the …

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas

‘Twas the last weekend before Christmas and all through DMU, students were stirring, in search of something to do… Tomorrow …

Satisfied?

I’d like to believe health care professionals are committed to patient satisfaction, but going forward the level of “care quality” …

Be wise: exercise

Most people agree that exercise is good for one’s body. A recent study in Ireland offers evidence that it’s also …

Friday recipes: holiday hosting

‘Tis the season of plenty…including plenty of unhealthy eating and mass consumption. I’m not being condescending; I’d be the first …

Remembering a musical mother

David Lans, D.O.’81, always knew he would follow his father, Allan Lans, D.O.’58, into medicine, but his mother, Joan, inspired his love of music, art and the humanities. The two alumni have created a scholarship that memorializes Mrs. Lans, celebrates her influence and will soon benefit DMU students.

Doctors Defeat Lawyers

Every fall in Des Moines a battle rages between health care and the law, but we’re not talking in court. The annual Malpractice Bowl lets DMU students and Drake University law students take it out on the gridiron. DMU got the ball rolling in 1998.

Raising the next crop of rural care providers

Roy Fell, D.O.’54, devoted his career to making house calls, managing his bustling clinic and being on hospital call up to four nights a week, all while working to recruit more physicians to his rural Iowa community. How will we fill the professional shoes of such dedicated practitioners?