Tracy Porter, D.P.T., educates a patient about her temporomandibular joint.

When jaw pain bites, see a physical therapist

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is probably not a part of the body you know by name. If you experience …
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Heating up on the course

Hot, hot, hot! It was a sweltering day but not a single person could complain about having to lace up …

80 percent by 2018: taking steps to conquer colorectal cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, much of the suffering and death from cancer could be prevented by increasing the …
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Podiatry students volunteer at Special Olympics “Fit Feet”

Each spring, Des Moines University students from the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery volunteer with “Fit Feet,” a Special Olympics …
Kate Cardamon treats a patient with pelvic floor weakness.

A weak pelvic floor can wreak havoc on your quality of life

The pelvic floor is an often overlooked, but important group of muscles. It’s the job of the pelvic floor muscles …

Health care violence: protect your health

Health care professionals dedicate their careers to the well being of others. To do so, they are frequently put in …
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DMU names longtime Des Moines family the 2016 Glanton honorees

This fall, when Des Moines University celebrates the impact that its Glanton Fund has on students and the health professions, …
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DMU welcomes returning alumni for Reunion 2016

Bravo and thank you to the members of Class of 1956, 1966 and 1991 who participated in the May 2016 …
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Celebrating the Class of 2016

Des Moines University awarded 472 degrees in nine programs at the 116th annual Commencement Ceremony on May 28. Family, friends, …
Michelle Brown, M.S.P.T., performs the Epley maneuver on a patient with BPPV.

Exercise your inner ears to alleviate vertigo and balance issues

Your ears play a major role in balance and movement. The organs in your inner ear make up the vestibular …

DMU mourns former president

David Marker, Ph.D., who served as Des Moines University president from March 1, 1994, to Jan. 31, 1996, died May …
The Greater Des Moines Partnership flew in 200 local leaders to DC to advocate for policies important to central Iowa.

Advocating for a healthier city and university

If you’re going to Washington to secure the support of elected officials, there’s strength in numbers with a single voice. …