Slate’s Brian Palmer makes a case against the annual checkup. “There are two kinds of arguments against the adult annual health checkup. The first has to do with the health care system overall, and the second has to do with you personally.” Ultimately, the value of a yearly checkup probably depends on the quality of your doctor.

+ If you’re looking for a quick appointment with a doctor, I’d suggest chugging several cans of Bud. A third of all injury-related E.R. visits are alcohol related, and five beer brands in particular are implicated: Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light. Somewhere, there’s a group of advertising copywriters looking to turn these stats into a selling point. Colt 45, great taste and quicker access to health care.