Are hypochondriacs — or valetudinarians — really helped or just enabled by the Internet?
An excess of information makes self care difficult at best. Overmedication, unnecessary prescriptions, unneeded surgeries, dangerous hospitals and a pervasively profit-above-all-else "health care" system makes the decision to take charge of your own health attractive... but at what costs? It's an opportunity for solutioneering.
- a person who is excessively concerned about his or her poor health or ailments.
- an invalid.
- in poor health; sickly; invalid.