In light of Angelina Jolie's recent announcement, breast cancer surgery is back in the news. But her case raises larger issues: Notably, whether insurance will cover the considerable costs of BRCA testing and, if necessary, preventative surgery.
Human beings vary greatly in their dopamine response to alcohol; this variation is related to genetic susceptibility for alcoholism, which contributes to more than half of alcoholism risk.
Social media, email, and other communication technologies have created great opportunities for clinicians to communicate with patients. But being social must be balanced with medical professionalism. MPR investigates.
Major changes were enacted to the Psychiatry codes in the American Medical Association's 2013 manual on Current Procedural Terminology. Here is a brief overview of the critical updates.