Dr. Marc Sabin Eisenberg, M.D., is co-author of the book "Am I Dying?!: A Complete Guide to Your Symptoms and What to Do Next" and co-host of the "Am I Dying?!" podcast, which provides light-hearted advice for the hypochondriac in all of us. He is also an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
With his new column "Rounds With Dr. E," he'll debunk those familiar health proverbs our mothers told us (wear a coat or you'll catch a cold!), and decode all your different symptoms — from the everyday mundane to the down-right strange.
Will eating chocolate really make you break out? Probably not. Did you search your symptom online and decide you're dying of a rare disease? Definitely yes. Dr. E is making the rounds to prescribe a chill pill or send you to the doctor's office.
Listen to an episode of "Am I Dying?!" below. It's available to download wherever you get your audio content.
Doctors call them "zebras" — the weird, unexpected symptoms or diagnoses that we usually only read about in books. In this episode, the doctors cover some of the stranger symptoms they've ever heard of, and what diseases they typically indicate.