Today is MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. Did you know …

Music rocks! (ha ha)

I have an obsession with anything related to music: radio, Ipod, dancing, “American Idol” (whoot whoot), Pandora (if you don’t …

In Good Shape

Amid changes in leadership and challenges of a turbulent economy, Des Moines University is squarely positioned for continued success. 2009 …

DMU students see friends, not stereotypes

In the University’s Homeless Camp Outreach, students learn to help people “where they are” – and gain compassion in the process.

DMU’s well-rounded wellness program goes platinum

The University is the first U.S. college or university to earn the highest recognition granted by the Wellness Councils of America.

Doctor feels the need for speed

Physicians typically dash from one patient or procedure to another through long exausting days. Jeannie Pflum, D.O.'97, an obstetrics and gynecology doctor in Santa Rosa, CA, is no exception.

New podiatric residency in Des Moines

The cases and physicians involved in a new podiatric medicine residency in Des Moines will greatly benefit the DMU graduates who experience it. But the residency will serve Iowans, too, by training and keeping more podiatric medical physicians in the state.

Friday recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Parmesan Pasta

I discovered a new website for healthy recipes: Eat Better America. The site takes classic dishes and makes them healthier. …

Free presentations Feb. 6 about psychological effects of unemployment

Iowa Psychiatric Society teams up with Des Moines University, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center to offer help Click here to …

Pursuing the path of totality

By day, Kelly Prescher, M.S.’93, D.P.T.’04, is a physical therapist at University of California-San Diego’s Thornton Hospital. In her spare time, she is chair and newsletter editor of the San Diego district of the American Physical Therapy Association. She’s mother to daughter Audrey and partner to her significant other, Doug. But when the moon inserts itself between the earth and the sun, she becomes Kelly Prescher, eclipse-chaser.

To disclose or not disclose: That is the question

In the 2008 DreamWorks comedy “Ghost Town,” character Bertram Pincus discovers the surgeon failed to disclose his momentary death during a routine colonoscopy. “Have you any idea how much I am going to sue you for?” he sputters.

Fighting the flu with tents and tweets

Most medical centers expected the H1N1 flu virus would increase their patient counts this year, but last fall Pat Crocker, D.O.’80, and his colleagues found themselves in an especially hot spot for the flu and in the media.