Inspiring tomorrow’s health care providers, scientists

Alexandra Hubbell first became a DMU student as a teenager. Interested in pediatrics as a career, she participated in Health Careers Exploring Post 141, a program sponsored by the University and the Boy Scouts of America that allows boys and girls ages 14 to 20 to learn about medical and health care fields.

Now a first-year osteopathic student at DMU, Hubbell recently participated in the program as a volunteer.

“The students asked great questions,” she says. “The faculty make the program fun but not fluffy. Plus it exposes students to osteopathic medicine and DMU.”

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.


There are many things that I am thankful for this year, and one of them is having the Google search engine. Some people joke that they can’t cook or even know how to boil water. I thought making hard boiled …

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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, ducking and diving at Des Moines University (DMU). DMU student club, American Association of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM), is hosting …

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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, do my hips jiggle when I run. I think I’m going to do the protein shake thing for breakfast this …

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