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You Think High-Tech Health Care is Enough

While invasive treatments, like stents to prop open clogged heart arteries, may sound pretty cool, says Dr. Nundy, "you would have been much better off had you not had a blockage in the first place."

So don't think the gee-whiz medical techniques of the future are going to cure you down the road, but do take a day off to get a good old-fashioned checkup. "There's no substitute for prevention," he says. "We have lots of pounds of cures, but they're not perfect."

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