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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.

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.


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.


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