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 …

Student research spotlight: Crystal Filippelli

Crystal first became interested in research during her undergraduate education at Drake University. Her sophomore year at Drake she began …

Research spotlight: Shannon Petersen

Petersen is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the doctor of physical therapy program. She is a Board Certified …

Friday recipe: Healthy dips

Happy New Year! Ring in 2010 with one of four healthy dip recipes (roasted red pepper, bean, chunky southwest and …

Des Moines: my security blanket

Based on crime, extreme weather, natural disasters, house depreciation, foreclosure rate, air quality, threat of terrorism, environmental risks, life expectancy …

Get welts to help wee ones!

DMU has teamed up with Variety-The Children’s Charity to host a new annual event: Dodgeball Derby @ DMU. If you’ve …