Researchers in Norway studied 7000 adults and found about 10% had health-related anxieties. Those anxious individuals were 70% more likely to develop heart disease in the next 12 years, even after adjusting for cardiovascular and other confounders, compared to those without health anxiety. Ellen G. White, an early health reformer wrote, "Many die from disease the cause of which is wholly imaginary." (Ministry of Healing).
PositiveTip: Words of Wisdom: "A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength." (Proverbs 17:22)