Communication Considerations for Healthcare

 By: Julie Henderson Communication isn’t always easy. However, obtaining good information from patients or residents on the condition of their health, personal preferences concerning their diet, care in general, social circumstances and lifestyle, in addition to a good medical and family history, is crucial to good health. During my recent rotation at Future Care IrvingtonContinue reading “Communication Considerations for Healthcare”

Newly diagnosed diabetes in the acute setting: through the lens of a diabetes educator

By: Olivia Heinz Through my clinical rotation at Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD, I have learned an immense amount of new information on type 2 diabetes mellitus. The registered dietitians at Meritus work closely with Crystal Allison, the certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES). Crystal is a registered nurse with a master’s degree inContinue reading “Newly diagnosed diabetes in the acute setting: through the lens of a diabetes educator”

The Misconception About Fiber Intake with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

By Meredith Murdock During my clinical rotation with Children’s National Medical Center, I was able to work with one of the outpatient gastrointestinal registered dietitians. Through this experience, I attended multiple disease focused clinics and observed the dietitian provide patient education for nutrition management. During the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) clinic, there was a commonContinue reading “The Misconception About Fiber Intake with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)”

Creating Connection Through Food at the UMD Campus Pantry

By: Jennifer Pilut As a kid, the food network was one of my favorite channels to watch on TV. I was drawn to the bright colors, cooking tips and fun atmosphere of the cooking shows. This early curiosity in food and cooking sparked my initial interest in a career in dietetics. Fast forward a fewContinue reading “Creating Connection Through Food at the UMD Campus Pantry”