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.
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When Recommending Flu Vaccine
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