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Old 02-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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mobile health screening question

I received a snail mail today, on hospital stationery, offering a mobile health screening.

$139 for:
Stroke / Carotid Artery Screening
Atrial Fibrillation Heart Rhythm Test
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

From these folks:
Preventive Health Screening Services | Life Line Screening
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Good idea? Bad idea?

I'm 57 and have never had any of the above screenings.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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I have yearly physicals. I asked my Dr. about these MRI artery and heart scans. He was not a proponent of them. He said that if I had symptoms that warrented these tests, then we would do them. Otherwise they were just a way to 'make' money for those testing firms.
I had seen one touted by Oprah a while back. That caused a run on these tests and also more 'testing facilities' to be opened.
I think the bottom line is that you should have regular physicals at our age, do what your Dr. tells you to do, and save your money for other things.
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Previous thread has great info about screenings from Rich_in_Tampa

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Thanks, F-One - I didn't have the time to relocate that thread. My opinions stand.
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Thank you, I'd forgotten about that.

I do find it interesting that the 'invitation' was on hospital stationery.
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Thank you, I'd forgotten about that.

I do find it interesting that the 'invitation' was on hospital stationery.
Hospitals like that high-profit, cash, deadbeats need not apply business.

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