Prevention For Profit: Questions Raised About Some Health Screenings

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold, working in collaboration with NPR, reports: "For less than $200, Riggs is getting six different screenings for stroke, heart disease and osteoporosis. Life Line says they've checked 8 million Americans this way at churches and community centers, and up to 10 percent of them are found to have some sort of abnormality. But several of the tests performed by Life Line are on a list of procedures for healthy people to avoid" (Gold, 10/28). Read the story.

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