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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.

Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that primary care professionals individualize the decision to offer or refer adults without obesity who do not have hypertension, dyslipidemia, abnormal blood glucose levels, or diabetes to behavioral counseling to promote a healthful diet and physical activity.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older, and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight status.


Sep 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Celiac Disease: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic persons.


Aug 15, 2017 Issue
Screening for Gynecologic Conditions with Pelvic Examination: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, non-pregnant adult women.


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.


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