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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.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Electrocardiography: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk of CVD events.


Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends exercise interventions to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.


Aug 15, 2018 Issue
Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of the benefits and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplementation, alone or combined, for the primary prevention of fractures in men and premenopausal women.


Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Skin Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends counseling young adults, adolescents, children, and parents of young children about minimizing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation for persons aged 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types to reduce their risk of skin cancer.


Jun 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Ovarian Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women.


May 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years.


Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women and the use of estrogen alone for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Thyroid Cancer: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults.


Jan 15, 2018 Issue
Screening for Preeclampsia: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.


Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Vision Screening in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years: Recommendation Statement
The USPSTF recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.


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