Annual health exams are a tradition among healthcare-having Americans, but whether they’re necessary is up for debate. Years ago, I asked my doctor for a checkup and he chuckled, pointing out that I seemed fine. So, is this annual tradition really a necessity? It boils down to three simple questions.
I’d completely forgotten about the tetanus shot until I was asked in the hospital while getting my broken ribs diagnosed. It doesn’t matter how you feel, an annual checkup is a good idea.