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Health Checkups (SGIM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society of General Internal Medicine
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 03/15/2014
You may schedule a yearly checkup or annual physical with your doctor. But healthy people often don't need these, and they can even do more harm than good. In general, they probably won't help you stay well or live longer.
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