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Annual physical exam is probably unnecessary if you’re generally healthy
Washington Post

My husband hasn’t seen a doctor in at least five years. His last visit came when I insisted on taking him to the emergency room for help extracting a shard of wood he’d accidentally stepped on. Dave, a former athlete in his early 40s, is a fit, healthy nonsmoker. He’s never had an annual physical, and he doesn’t see any need to start now.

Once upon a time, an annual physical was just something you did if you cared about your health (and had the insurance to pay for the exam).But a recent review by researchers at the Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen suggests that my husband’s “wait for a reason” approach may be perfectly wise.