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Annual check-ups and a genetic evaluation too; this is the new annual exam from a Chicago based hospital system.

Annual check-ups and a genetic evaluation too; this is the new annual exam from a Chicago based hospital. Many health problems have a genetic basis.   The annual physical as doctors have recommended may do more harm than good according to recent studies and doctors are wondering about its usefulness, when it is based on blood, and vitals, but fails to look at the whole person. A Chicago based hospital system is rethinking what the physical should include. North Shore University Health System is now adding genetic testing to its annual exam with counseling.  Lower cost genetic screening is now available making Read More »