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Study: Annual physicals ‘overrated’

Jeff Horwich Oct 17, 2012
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Study: Annual physicals ‘overrated’

Jeff Horwich Oct 17, 2012
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We all know an annual physical is good for you, right? After all, insurers routinely cover them, no questions asked. Researchers in Europe are now testing that conventional wisdom. They compiled a large number of previous studies to see whether having a physical prevented deaths. In fact, they found that check-ups do not reduce overall deaths or prevent serious diseases like cancer or heart disease.

 

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