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    Mayo Clinic Minute: The Benefits of a Physical Exam

doctor checks a male patient's blood pressure during a physical examHave you had a physical lately, or do you plan to schedule an exam this year? The National Institutes of Health recommends all adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to:

  • Screen for diseases
  • Assess risk of future medical problems
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with internist Dr. Vandana Bhide about additional benefits that come with regular physical exams.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:08) is in the downloads. Read the script