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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

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

May 15, 2010 Issue
Primary Care Interventions to Promote Breastfeeding: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends interventions during pregnancy and after birth to promote and support breastfeeding.


Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for colorectal cancer in adults using fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, beginning at 50 years of age and continuing until 75 years of age. The risks and benefits of these screening methods vary.


Mar 15, 2010 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends high-intensity behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for all sexually active adolescents and for adults at increased risk of STIs.


Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later.


Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Universal Screening for Hearing Loss in Newborns: Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hearing loss in all newborn infants.


Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection.


Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Phenylketonuria: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborns.


Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Recommendation Statement
Screening men: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening men 35 years and older for lipid disorders.


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for congenital hypothyroidism in newborns.


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