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    Routine examinations conducted on an annual basis to assess the general physical condition of an individual and detect abnormalities. General physicals vary, but most involve a discussion of any concerns the patient may be having; checking vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate), weight and general appearance; heart and lung exams using a stethoscope; a head and neck exam that looks at the throat, teeth and gums, ears, sinuses, eyes, lymph nodes, thyroid and carotid arteries; an abdominal exam that uses palpation to detect liver size, the presence of abdominal fluid or tenderness; a visual examination of the extremities; and breast and pelvic exams for women, testicular and prostate exams for men. The annual physical exam also provides an opportunity to refocus attention on prevention and screening and routine laboratory tests may be suggested.

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    Health/Medical Care ServicesProvides comprehensive primary health care services, such as preventive care, general physical exams, immunizations, cancer screenings, lab for medical testing, including pediatrics, family practice, minor surgery, and women's health.EssexMEDICAL CARE SERVICESHUDSON HEADWATERS HEALTH NETWORK
    Health/Medical Care ServicesOffers reproductive and health care services, such as sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, breast cancer screening, pap tests, screening and referral for sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse, routine physical exams, including screening for anemia, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, also provides smoking cessation help, nutrition education, and more. Services are free to those that qualify. SchenectadyREPRODUCTIVE AND HEALTH CARE SERVICESPLANNED PARENTHOOD MOHAWK HUDSON

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