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How much medical testing is too much?
Los Angeles Times

Midlife brings with it a host of health concerns — the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis, to name a few. So as people reach middle age, they’re bombarded with an overwhelming number of recommendations for screenings, tests and to-be-on-the-safe-side preventive measures.

But patients and doctors alike are reconsidering screenings once thought to be must-haves for everyone — even mammograms and prostate cancer screenings.