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More treatment doesn’t always mean better health
USA Today

President Obama’s first medical checkup since he took office involved more than just a history, physical and blood tests. His Navy doctors also ordered CT scans, which are rapid-fire X-rays, of Obama’s coronary arteries and colon. The CT or “virtual” colonoscopy allowed doctors to look for colon cancer without putting the president to sleep, so he wouldn’t have to transfer power to his next in command. Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman, who led the medical team, proclaimed Obama in “excellent health.”