DMU students, faculty & staff lose 996 pounds, donate 1182 food & care items to DMARC

A recent 10-week health initiative at Des Moines University was a huge success. “Dump Your Plump” encouraged five workouts a …

M.B.S. students win research awards

Two students in DMU’s master of biomedical sciences (M.B.S.) degree program won research awards within two weeks of each other …

Friday recipe: hummus

Hummus is my favorite dip to go with fresh veggies or to spread on sandwiches in place of mayo. There …

Dodging, ducking and diving for a good cause

Fifteen teams, including nine from the community and many in costume, relived their P.E. days and raised money for Variety – the Children’s Charity in DMU’s first annual Dodgeball Derby.

What is a D.O.?

Happy Osteopathic Medicine Week! Did you know there are two types of doctors in the United States? A doctor of …

DO something!!

I know our students & staff already work hard and give back to the community all the time. BUT I …

How to plan a meal for 300

Melissa Roberts, catering supervisor at DMU, explains how.

How to be as popular as pop music

The public relations staff at a Champaign- Urbana, IL, hospital once asked Jim Ellis, D.O.’88, then-head of its emergency department, if he would make nice with personalities at a local radio station. More than six years later, Ellis’ weekly “Ask-A-Doc” program on Mix 94.5 FM continues to be one of the station’s most popular.

How to beat the blues

Endless days of gloomy weather. Continued fighting and biting in Washington over health care reform and everything else. Too much war, too slow of an economy and too little sunshine. Honestly, who isn’t depressed this time of year?

How to communicate effectively

Most of us can relate to two workplace nightmares: being held hostage in a boring, unproductive meeting and feeling the heebiejeebies of having to give a presentation. DMU’s master of health care administration program can help. Through a unique agreement with Toastmasters International, DMU offers two courses designed to enhance students’ communication competency.

How to rock as a RAGBRAI support crew

Having a good support crew makes a huge difference in one’s RAGBRAI experience. DMU maintenance worker James Yacko and his wife, Carol, garner rave reviews from Team DMU for their service, support and Carol’s spirited cheerleading.

How to ride a bicycle across the state of Iowa and live to tell about it

What do butt butter, sunblock, a full water bottle and a healthy appetite for pie have in common? They’re all …