America's Health: Guide to Your Physical Exam

Once you've found the right doctor, it may be time to consider getting an annual checkup. On today's "Good Morning America," senior health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser discussed the typical parts of a physical exam. In a routine exam, a doctor or a physician's assistant will measure your height and weight, take your blood pressure, listen to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope, and examine your abdomen and other organs, said Besser. "The most important thing to do in your...Full Story
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