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Living on a Budget
by Sid Kirchheimer, From the AARP Bulletin Print Edition, April 1, 2010
Local health fairs aren’t the only way to get free or cheap medical screenings and services. Here are a few others:
Inexpensive cholesterol screenings and other blood tests are available at local labs. Find one under “Laboratories” in the Yellow Pages or under “Service Centers” at BloodWorksUSA.
Low-income and uninsured women can get free or low-cost Pap smears and mammograms locally through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention program.
If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or allergies, you could get free medication and treatment by enrolling in a medical study listed at www.clini caltrials.gov.
To talk to a licensed counselor or psychologist, starting at $1.60 per minute, check out www.mytherapynet.com. Online counseling is also available at eTherapistsOnline.com.
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