Defending the physical exam; OIG report reveals improperly stored vaccines;

> With physicians being asked to give many longstanding screening measures a second thought, Huffington Post blogger Frank Spinelli explains why he continues to believe the annual physical exam is worthwhile. Post

> Good news for ex-smokers of all ages: Quitting even after age 60 can reduce mortality, the Los Angeles Times reported. Post

> A recent Office of Inspector General investigation found that 76 percent of the providers of immunizations meant for low-income children stored the vaccines at temperatures that were either too hot or too cold, ABC News reported. Article

> With all types of medical imaging on the rise, physicians should talk with their patients about risks related to lifetime radiation exposure when recommending or agreeing to perform tests, FierceHealthIT reported. Article

And Finally… Potty mouths now punishable by law. Article