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Minnesota doctors debate screening all young adults for chlamydia

The sexually transmitted disease often shows no symptoms and can cause serious harm to women. Health officials say the state is wrestling with an epidemic and that reported cases of the disease have nearly tripled in 12 years. Doctors want to test all patients between age 15 and 25.
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The sexually transmitted disease often shows no symptoms and can cause serious harm to women. Health officials say the state is wrestling with an epidemic and that reported cases of the disease have nearly tripled in 12 years. Doctors want to test all patients between age 15 and 25.

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