Loving my lipids and the DMU community

Being part of the Des Moines University community can have a very positive impact on one’s health.When I joined the staff in fall 2008, I marveled at the University’s Wellness Pays program, which offers employees financial incentives to exercise, get preventive health care, participate in select programs like Weight Watchers and even volunteer in the community. The program was just the motivation I needed to change my evil couch-potato ways.

Egg-cellent!

There are many things that I am thankful for this year, and one of them is having the Google search …

Planning an Iowa-cation?

Is that a real word? Probably not but maybe it should be! Whether you’re considering moving to town for the …

Public invited to DMU to hear from author on medical apartheid

Des Moines University invites you to hear Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation …

Friday recipe: slow-cooker wild rice soup

One of my resolutions for 2010 is to cook more meals in the crock pot. I love coming home on …

DMU students organize Dodgeball Derby to raise money for Variety-the Children’s Charity

What’s better than a costumed-team playing dodgeball on a chilly Saturday? Raising money for Variety–The Children’s Charity while dodging, dipping, …

Be careful and protect your feet!

Believe it or not, just 5 minutes of walking in this freezing weather can be exceptionally dangerous for your feet …

Alumni spotlight: Cynthia L. Swoyer, M.P.H.’07

B.S., University of Iowa, 1977; M.P.H., Des Moines University 2007. I am a bereavement counselor at Hospice of Central Iowa in Des Moines, IA. I counsel family members, friends, staff after the death of a loved one; facilitate grief groups throughout the metro on a monthly basis; offer memorial services to metro nursing facilities; offer memorial services quarterly at Bright [...]

And we’re back…

…with a few extra pounds from the holiday good eats. Feels like I ought to detox or something because, man, …

When choosing a neighborhood…

If you’re from out-of-state trying to decide where to live when you move here for DMU, check out zipskinny.com to …

Best careers for 2010

There’s never been a better time to start a career in health care! U.S. News and World Report ranks physical …

Anatomy word of the month: achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon attaches major calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus, to the calcaneous (heel bone). Achilles was a famous …