Monthly Archives: January 2014

Patient Trust in Doctors and Its Impact on Medical Decision-Making: A Study of Attitudes Toward the HPV Vaccine among College Students

Catherine Cochran, Guest Writer INTRODUCTION There is a large body of literature highlighting the importance of trust in doctor-patient relationships. A number of scholars have noted the association between patient trust in doctors and good doctor-patient relationships.[i] These studies indicate that good communication leads to a higher quality of care, as patients are more likely […]

Exploring the Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa

Tara Chowdhury, Contributing Writer Thin is beautiful. This mantra has been blamed for the prevalence of anorexia nervosa (AN) among teenaged girls in the western world. Far from beautiful, the symptoms of the disease include body image distortion, over-exercise, irrational fear of weight gain, and trouble enjoying the taste of food. Since the mechanisms of […]