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Friday, April 24, 2015

Your annual physical is a costly ritual, not smart medicine -

I wonder if there is benefit in "ritualizing" attention to one's health, nevertheless. #dox Although Dr. Rothberg supports eliminating the annual checkup stating, "The flip side of that [eliminating annual physical] is if you're not feeling well, don't keep it to yourself. Don't minimize it. Don't pretend it's not there." I suspect many may do exactly that--minimize their health symptoms and pretend it's not there. Perhaps, the annual physical needs to tweaked for highest value rather than done away with. What are your thoughts?
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

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