TITLE

The Medical Tests You Really Need

AUTHOR(S)
Herper, Matthew; Langreth, Robert
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;6/22/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on several medical tests which could help adults determine their health condition. One of these medical tests is blood pressure (BP) in which every 20-point increase of a person's BP led him to be at risk of dying from heart attack. Other tests include cholesterol test, overall heart risk test, and weigh measurement test.
ACCESSION #
43100104

 

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