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conditions at an early, more treatable stage. The screening consists of a comprehensive physical exam, blood work, spirometry and audiometry tests, and a chest X-ray. Participation in the program is voluntary, free and confidential. Free rescreening exams are available every three years. For more information about BTMed, go to, call 1-800-866-9663, or email btmed@

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