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Am I a Hypochondriac, or Is This Coronavirus?

There’s nothing like a new and poorly understood virus to bring out the hypochondriac in all of us

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PPeter Gulick hasn’t been feeling 100% for quite some time. You can hear it in his voice. “I’ve got congestion,” he says in a phone interview. “I’m clearing my throat a lot. I’m bringing up phlegm. I have a cough, but the…




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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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