Longtime "Jeopardy!" game show host Alex Trebek reported in May that his stage 4 pancreatic cancer was in "near remission" after announcing he had it in March.
Trebek thanked the "hundreds of thousands of people who have sent emails, texts, tweets and cards" wishing him well. Although the odds remain stacked against him, Trebek's experience has raised eyebrows about the tangible health benefits of well wishes.
Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: the benefits of well wishes and social interaction.
Debra Umberson, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Julia Johnson, Reproductive Specialist, UMass Memorial Medical Center
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