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cholesterol screening

Screening that measures cholesterol levels in asymptomatic people to identify those with high cholesterol (and therefore at risk for cardiovascular disease) so that therapy can be given to lower these levels. See: cholesterol for table
See also: screening
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In order for women to understand their risk, they must get a cholesterol screening and know their number," says Brenda Strong.
Because of this, we are excited to join the Vision Racing Wellness Tour to help provide people with cholesterol screenings so that they can be informed and if need be, make important lifestyle changes to better their overall health.
A member was considered to have had a cholesterol screening if the claims analysis found evidence of a cholesterol screening claim.
He calls the move to limit cholesterol screening "bad public policy.
Both survivors and screening controls received more flu shots (with similar increases over time) and more cholesterol screening (with a faster increase among survivors) in 2002 vs.
Snyder noted that both survivors and screening controls received more flu shots (with similar increases over time in both groups), and more cholesterol screening (with a faster increase in rates among survivors over time) in 2002, compared with 1998.
Staffed with US Wellness health care professionals, these centers will offer customers more than 50 health screenings and laboratory testing services including flu shots, cholesterol screening, bone density screening and strep tests.
A March 1 news bulletin by the American Heart Association (AHA) criticized a recommendation by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to raise the age for cholesterol screening from 20 to 35 years, thus drastically reducing the number of men and women screened for cholesterol levels.
The medical literature recently has recommended that women obtain mammograms less frequently, endorsed cautious use of MRIs, and expressed doubts as to the value of cholesterol screening in men and women over age 75.
Despite the tremendous advances of widespread cholesterol screening, we're left with the problem that most heart attacks occur in low-risk patients," he points out.
Much of public cholesterol screening is tainted by staggering sloppiness, frequent indifference to infection control, and widespread use of untrained personnel employing improperly maintained or poorly calibrated equipment," says Rep.
A cholesterol screening is a first step in preventing a heart attack, and, together with New Orleans East Hospital and CardioSmart, we are helping people take this simple step.

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