A recent article in Johns
Hopkins University?s Health After
50 Medical Letter said
home cholesterol testing kits can give inaccurate and incomplete results. In an
examination of 5 popular home cholesterol tests, the researchers discovered
that 2 were inaccurate, 2 gave inadequate information, and all required a
substantial blood sample. The article recommends that patients not
allow home testing kits to replace having their cholesterol
tested by their physician.
Although the annual HIV diagnosis rate between 2010 and 2014 decreased for black individuals by 16.2%, blacks remain disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
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