Future physicals may include genetic tests : Precaution could catch treatable diseases earlier
Anyone who's ever had an annual physical exam knows the routine.
Step on the scale to check your weight. Watch the blood pressure cuff inflate. Breathe deeply as a cold stethoscope is pressed to your back and chest.
Now, at least one local health system wants to add another component to many standard visits: genetic testing.
Starting in April, NorthShore University HealthSystem will offer extensive genetic testing to 10,000 primary care patients to determine whether they're at ...