Many people consider an annual physical to be an important part of taking responsibility for their health and remaining healthy, but is this really so? Do annual physicals increase your chance of surviving disease, or are they a bad use of physician’s time and an unnecessary addition to national healthcare costs? Take a look at the 2012 Cochrane Collaboration’s conclusions here. (Source: Ezekiel J Emanuel, The New York Times, 1/8/15)
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