International delights!

YAY!!!!  If you know me you know how much I love to eat & I love outdoor community festivals. Combine …

A post for a rainy day

What to do in this dreary weather? Bundle up with a good book, that’s what! My new book just came …

Friday recipe: turkey & black bean chili

The only thing better than a big pot of soup on a fall day is a big crock pot of …

DMU first university to ever earn platinum wellness award

Des Moines University (DMU) was recognized October 1 as the first and only educational institution in America to receive a …

Anatomy word of the month: the testis

The testis is the male generative organ, producing sperm cells and the male sex hormone, testosterone. Testis is a Latin …

An alum dealing with H1N1 flu

Pat Crocker, a 1980 D.O. grad, is chief of emergency medicine at a hospital in Austin. NPR recently talked to …

Current reads: Anne Frank’s Diary – The Secret Annex

Something on TV, not exactly sure what it was, prompted me to get my hands on this book. Knowing my …

Global health conference at DMU

Des Moines University’s annual global health conference “Global Health and Global Food” will be presented this year by the Heartland …

Hear a U.S. Olympic Committee sports psychologist

DMU student organizations frequently bring experts and opinion leaders to campus, sometimes “virtually.” On October 2, 12 – 1 p.m., …

Recipe: butternut squash pasta with bacon

The challenge: Trying a new food item = butternut squash in a main dish. This pasta will warm you right …

A good H1N1 resource

As healthcare students, staff and faculty, you may be fielding questions from friends and patients on the H1N1 flu. Polk …

Free health screenings for seniors Nov. 7

(Des Moines, IA) – Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s Senior Health Fair for free health …