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Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble

Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble

Telemarketers are bad enough. Telemarketers that prey on unsuspecting seniors are worse. A telemarketer that takes advantage of an 88-year-old woman with dementia — well, that's a whole other breed of barracuda. Long Beach resident David Eckhous told me the other day about his mother's experience with an Ohio company called Life Line Screening, which offers unprescribed medical tests that "can help detect hidden health issues before they become a problem." You may have heard of these guys. They're aggressive marketers, trawling for customers with frequent phone and direct-mail solicitations. Peggy Fleming, the former Olympic figure-skating star, was a...

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