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Why You’re Freaking Out About Your Teeth

In the stress of a pandemic, minor ailments suddenly seem terrifying

A man inspects his teeth in the mirror.

The following is a brief and incomplete list of innocuous bodily sensations that have recently freaked me out:

  • A burning in my thigh that I assumed was a blood clot, having temporarily forgotten I was stung by a bee in that exact spot a few hours earlier.



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Kate Morgan

Kate is a freelance journalist who’s been published by Popular Science, The New York Times, USA Today, and many more. Read more at