32: Can worrying about getting sick make you sicker?

Episode 32 · December 1st, 2016 · 43 mins 8 secs

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Dan and James discuss a new population study that linked health anxiety data with future heart disease.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Web MD and health anxiety
  • How would healthy anxiety contribute to heart disease?
  • A summary of the study
  • Ischemic heart disease = coronary artery disease
  • Do people with healthy anxiety take better care of thier health?
  • Don't be fooled by percentage increase of risk for something that's rare
  • There are some things you can't just randomize
  • The pros and cons of big data collection


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