It was a little hard to unwrap a gift from my wife without taking it personally. After all, it was a book called "The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases." Am I really this neurotic?

Let’s be honest. It is the rare few of us who don’t start empathetic itching when we even read stories about skin mite infestations or head lice, for example, let alone experience them first hand.