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Uranium Miners andWorkers Encouraged to Sign up for Free, Confidential Lung Disease ScreeningJuly 26 and 27 in Casper

Miners Clinic BringsMedical Experts from National Jewish Health to Wyoming

The National Jewish Health Miners Clinic will offer free lunghealth screenings to former uranium industry workers in partnership with the Wyoming MedicalCenter in Casper on July 26 and 27. Lung specialists atNational Jewish Health have been caring for miners and uranium industry workersfor more than 25 years.

InWyoming, theMiners Clinic screens uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters who workedin the uranium industry before 1972.  Theseuranium industry workers are at risk for lung scarring (silicosis) and for lungcancer as a result of their work exposure. Uranium mill workers and oretransporters are also at risk for kidney cancer and chronic kidney diseases.For many of these illnesses, early diagnosis and medical care can improve qualityof life and long-term survival.

Thisfree screening program is staffed by lung specialists and certified spirometrytechnicians.  Miners Clinic benefitscounselors will review test results to determine if patients are eligible tofile for federally-funded radiation exposure benefits, and will assist eligibleparticipants with this process.

Toschedule an appointment for a free medical screening, call 1.877.255.LUNG(5864).

National JewishHealth is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac,immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Foundedin 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the onlyfacility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S.News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number onerespiratory hospital in the nation.

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