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Hypochondriacs

The Healing Power of Ice

Caren Chesler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

I don't mind placating my son on small matters. I still let him suck on a pacifier when he goes to bed. If he wants a Band-Aid for a mosquito bite, I'll allow him that. He's going to spend a long time in a harsh world.

Hypo-Cancer-Chondria

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Every bump and bruise, every ache, and every extra flutter of my heart (I get anxious fairly easily) seems to merit a text to my oncologist, who luckily always responds and calms me down. But am I right to over-worry about my health after under-worrying and getting such a scary diagnosis?

It Must Be Cancer: How I Came To Terms With My Hypochondria

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Within seconds, I was crying and grasping for breath on the floor. It had probably already spread to my heart and lungs by now. I had hours to live.

How To Cope With Hypochondria

Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health Headache? It must be a brain tumor. Bruise on your leg? Leukemia. Slightly nauseous? Either cancer or a heart...

Cyberchondria: How The Internet Is Making Us Paranoid About Health

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

A physician will consider many variables such as a person's age, past history, associated medical problems and symptoms. The Internet is impersonal and does not currently take these other factors into account.

What Would Susie Say? Susie Essman's Enlarged Prostate

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

As a physician, I fear missing a serious illness in somebody who happens to be hypochondriacal. The best approach has been to take complaints seriously, do a complete history and physical, and allow plenty of time for discussion.

Eating for Almost Nothing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anneli Rufus

As Los Angeles-based Fallen Fruit wants us to know, America's city and suburban streets are rife with fruit trees growing in public spaces, or whose branches overhang sidewalks. Pick that!

Diagnosing Hypochondria

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

When does an occasional tendency towards being hypochondriacal become a problem that needs attention?

The Life Of A Hypochondriac

AP | KRISTEN A. LEE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

"Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria" (Riverhead Books. 256 pages. $23.95), by Jennifer Traig: In our current age of anxiety, med...

CES Attendees Are Packing Gadgets, Hand Sanitizers

Los Angeles Times | Alex Pham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Consumer Electronics Show is packed with gadget freaks, but also with hypochondriacs. Take 140,000 sleep-deprived, overworked people, cram them i...