Personal Science Conversations #2: “The Worried Well”

June 23, 2020

In this second episode of Personal Science Conversations, Gary Wolf, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen and Steven Jonas discuss the concept of the worried well: What is the origin of the term, how do medical professionals define it, and why does it get applied to people engaged in self-tracking practices?

We had some video issues, so it’s going to be audio only this week. Enjoy!

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