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And in the morning -- 653 -- time now I'm an appointment should you cancel your yearly check up.
New research suggests annual doctor's appointments aren't just a waste of time and money they could be doing damage to your health.
Doctor -- -- body of the fox medical eighteen is here doctor Richard to this report.
But good morning and -- you know look this is a big controversy and debate and a lot of people would say that if you go to a physicals.
A lot of times you may get test that may be unnecessary they may find some false positive this physicals cost a lot of money.
So the people that argued against -- is that it's better not to go but we know -- physicians.
A lot of times preventive care is a lot better than waiting -- -- the disease has become such an advanced.
Part and taking care of it is and it cost more so for example there was one of the big discussion was what do you should get pap smear or where they usually get that PSA tests for prostate cancer.
There has been a lot of debate about this we know that PSA is not a very specific test for prostate cancer and that's what I do for a living if that's what you have to really be wise about this.
To get the million US task was recommended don't -- PSA and I think that's a big mistake.
You want to know what your blood tests as.
But not every element -- -- -- -- and not everybody has to mean -- you have to be Smart and talked to multiple doctors find out what the best thing is.
With pap smear we know that the rate of cervical cancer has gone down -- seventy.
Percent as a result of the pap smear so it is helpful should you have it every year.
Well individualized care is the best way to go if you have high risk if -- -- family history that you should be advised by -- -- and surgeons and doctors.
If you're a glorious maybe we will go every three years as US task -- so really.
You know it's.
All of these public policies is for the whole country.
The best advice -- give the people that are listening to this is take care of yourself be your best doctor I've talked to multiple people find out what is best for you.
-- don't ignore it I guess also this is something a lot of men and women both deal with and that's lower back -- when you go and actually get a diagnosis for that.
What this is it and is very interest -- because this is one of the most common doctors' visits low back pain and a lot of times.
When they see the doctor that would give an MRI or X rays and a lot of those may or may not be necessary with a recommendation is that if this goes on for about six weeks and your symptoms are getting -- Is there any neurological issues that are progressive.
Then you should get -- otherwise you probably don't need it's a muscle pain that will go away and make sure we get to our last two point so what about screenings are osteoporosis.
Bone density test is really on the rise and a lot of doctors -- the advice for this if you're a woman over 65 you should get a baseline to make sure every year you get this test.
Because you're at a high risk of cluster prose is a Forman would be over the age of seventy.
-- doctor somebody thanks so much for your time tonight -- attending some.
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