The Story of Illness: Narrative Medicine

Anyone who has ever taken the time to talk to an ill person (pretty much all of us), know that the person never says the things that are written about them in medical charts. They describe their symptoms, their disease progression, and their outlook in terms of analogy and simile. In essence: they tell the…

Wellness Whac-A-Mole

  Given enough time and access to the necessary programs and calculators, you could discover how likely you are to have a heart attack in the next few years, how much your estimated medical expenses are for 2018, what your life expectancy is…you could collect a lot of numbers in ink on paper that are…

A Dozen Lessons in a Dozen Years of Being a Registered Dietitian

  I have been a registered dietitian for almost exactly a dozen years, which makes me want to write something to commemorate the occasion. Without further adieu, here are the top 12 things that I have learned in the past 12 years: It’s not really about nutrition a lot of the time. What is it…