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Season 4 Episode 12: Is Health Anxiety Real?

Updated: May 3, 2023

This week Mary and Alex chat about the term “health anxiety.” Is it real? Is it a positive or negative concept? Is there any value in it?




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Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:25]

  • Time to chat [1:46]

  • The TODAY Show [1:53]

  • Peloton instructor dx with breast cancer [2:03]

  • Health Anxiety [3:19]

  • “Scanxiety” [3:39]

  • Hypochondria [6:45]

  • Negative connotation [7:40]

  • Worry [8:35]

  • What Ifs [10:05]

  • Hug the Mountain [12:30]

  • Shout out to Victoria [14:50]

  • Alex’s teaching emergency [15:20]

  • Sadie Mae [16:57]

  • Healthy attitude and preparation [17:18]

  • Munchausen Syndrome [18:20]

  • Shands experience [18:48]

  • Develop honest relationships with doctors [20:40]

  • Trusted Internet sites [22:50]

  • Yikes! We lost our video! [24:11]

  • Importance of regular check-ups [25:25]

  • Vital role of family physicians [26:04]

  • Thanks for listening! [27:16]

Summary Keywords

Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, health anxiety, trepidation, anticipation, fear, hypochondria, worry, munchausen syndrome, family physician, Today Show, UF Health


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