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Future physicals may include genetic tests : Precaution could catch treatable diseases earlier

Jan 27, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

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 ...