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Too few older Americans take advantage of health screenings

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Not enough older adults are taking advantage of free preventive health screenings and services, according to a new report from the CDC.

Researchers noted large gaps in screenings between ethnic groups, for example half of Asian and Hispanic adults reported not being screened for colon cancer, compared to one-third of white adults.

They also found free screenings for other cancers and osteoporosis, and vaccinations were underutilized.

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