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Interviews Better At Predicting Mortality Than Doctors, Self-Assessments
2013-10-17 16:57:57

Although many of us think of regular physical exams as a way to gauge our personal health, a new study has found they are not a very reliable predictor of mortality when compared to self-assessments or even evaluations made by a trained interviewer.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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