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Screening Tests: When You Need Them, When You Don’t

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 07/01/2014
Screening tests help doctors look for diseases when you don’t have symptoms. Sometimes this can improve your health and help you live longer. But it’s important to know which tests you need, and how often you need them. Screenings have risks. Here is information about common tests for heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and children's conditions.