Survey: Americans keep better track of oil changes than their health

More Americans are up on when their pets are due for shots or when their cars need service than how often they should have a checkup and what that medical visit entails, according to a survey reported by the American Journal of Managed Care. Specifically, the survey found that just 50 percent of Americans know their blood pressure and more than 80 percent do not know that obesity and depression screening is part of their annual check. Nearly half of the 1,000 people interviewed (45 percent) did not know that their insurance fully covers the preventive component of their annual checkup. Article