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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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

Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures in Adults


Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for HIV: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adolescents and adults 15 to 65 years of age. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.


Feb 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of routine screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in asymptomatic adults.


Jan 15, 2014 Issue
Screening for Coronary Heart Disease with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) for the prediction of coronary heart disease (CHD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CHD events.


Jun 15, 2013 Issue
Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthful Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults


May 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women.


Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence (IPV), such as domestic violence, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.


Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.


Feb 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Prostate Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer.


Jan 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for hearing loss in asymptomatic adults 50 years or older.


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