The number of Americans getting key screenings like colonoscopies and mammograms fell by 65 percent amid the pandemic, a new study reveals. 

Cancellations of non-essential medical procedures in the spring and Americans’ fear of catching COVID-19 at their doctors’ offices or hospitals led to an overall decline in visits to health care professional of 23 percent in March and 52 percent in April. Meanwhile, telemedicine appointments surged exponentially, research from the RAND Corporation reveals. 

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