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State Drops Screening Test

Last updated on Friday, July 7, 2006

(UNDATED) - The State Department of Health has killed a free osteoporosis-screening program for Hoosier women.

Health Commissioner Judith Monroe says she canceled the nine-year-old osteoporosis screening program based on a Stanford review of studies of the bone-density test.

That review concluded the test fails to spot osteoporosis one in five times and nearly half the positive readings for osteoporosis are wrong too.

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