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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Older Americans Not Getting Screened

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AUDIO PODCAST: Newscast
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 6:00 PM
Lead Story: Older Americans Not Getting Screened

Surveys show that not all people age 50 and over are getting screened for colon cancer.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • News and Numbers reports that less than 50 percent of Americans over age 50 have had a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer;
  • The U.S. Preventive Task Force recommends against screening for carotid artery stenosis in people with no symptoms;
  • In Navigating the Health Care System, Dr. Clancy talks about ways to play it safe with prescription medications.

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Duration: 11:02 (MM:SS)  File Size: 10.1 MB
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