While the proportion of Americans getting their cholesterol tested has increased in the last decade, the nation still does not meet federal goals, according to a report released in the August 25th problem of the Centers of Disease Control’s Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report. Federal goals were to increase the number of Americans who have their cholesterol tested to 75 percent. The screening rate for the nation increased 3 percent, from 67.3 percent in 1991 to 70.8 percent in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »