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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

These are summaries of guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule is a practice tool that provides easy access to recommendations from the USPSTF in a simple, concise format. This clinical aid is routinely updated to make it as current a resource as possible. We hope this helps physicians bridge some of the knowledge gaps of USPSTF recommendations and apply them to their practice.

Jul 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in asymptomatic adults.


Jun 15, 2017 Issue
Serologic Screening for Genital Herpes Infection: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant.


May 15, 2017 Issue
Folic Acid Supplementation for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a daily supplement containing 0.4 to 0.8 mg (400 to 800 μg) of folic acid.


Apr 15, 2017 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Support Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends providing interventions during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding.


Mar 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations at increased risk.


Feb 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.


Jan 15, 2017 Issue
Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that adults without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (i.e., symptomatic coronary artery disease or ischemic stroke) use a low- to moderate-dose statin for the prevention of CVD events and mortality when all of the following criteria are met: (1) they are aged 40 to 75 years; (2) they have 1 or more CVD risk factors (i.e., dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, or smoking); and (3) they have a calculated 10-year risk of a cardiovascular event of 10% or greater.


Dec 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents 20 years or younger.


Nov 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Nonpregnant Adults and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk for infection.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends initiating low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and colorectal cancer (CRC) in adults aged 50 to 59 years who have a 10% or greater 10-year CVD risk, are not at increased risk for bleeding, have a life expectancy of at least 10 years, and are willing to take low-dose aspirin daily for at least 10 years.


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