Philips Respironics Recall Triggered My Health Anxiety

Philips Respironics Recall Triggered My Health Anxiety

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Philips Respironics Recall Triggered My Health Anxiety

I’m about to give myself credit where credit is due: I didn’t freak out for several months. I have undiagnosed, but undeniable, health anxiety. So, I was surprised by my reaction to a recall announced last June by Philips Respironics of 13 respiratory machines, including the BiPAP machine I’ve used for years. (BiPAP stands for bilevel positive airway pressure, and refers to a type of ventilator that assists with breathing.) I read the report and…

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