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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions for ...

May 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends that clinicians ask all adults about tobacco use, advise them to stop using tobacco, and provide behavioral interventions and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved pharmacotherapy for cessation to adults who use tobacco.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0515/od1.html

USPSTF Reiterates Call for Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy

May 20, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that women of childbearing age take a daily supplement containing 400 to 800 µg of folic acid to prevent neural tube defects.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160520folicacidrec.html

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking to Support Screening for Celiac Disease

May 5, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its first-ever draft recommendation statement on May 3 on screening asymptomatic patients for celiac disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160505uspstfceliac.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young ...

May 1, 2016 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children for whom no concerns of ASD have been raised by their parents or a clinician.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p774.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: ...

Feb 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults aged 18 years or older.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0215/p300.html

Editorials: Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF ...

May 1, 2016 - The Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule provides a concise and informative visual representation of USPSTF recommendations.

American Family Physician : Editorials

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0501/p738.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 ...

Jan 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in adults aged 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. Clinicians should offer or refer patients with abnormal blood glucose to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/od1.html

USPSTF: Evidence Shows Interventions Encourage Breastfeeding

Apr 29, 2016 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its draft recommendation statement April 26 on primary care interventions to support breastfeeding.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160429uspstfbreastfeeding.html

USPSTF Recommendations for STI Screening - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2008 - Since 2000, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued eight clinical recommendation statements on screening for sexually transmitted infections. This article, written on behalf of the USPSTF, is an overview of these recommendations. The USPSTF recommends that women at ...

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http://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0315/p819.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation ...

Apr 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0415/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Depression in Children and ...

Mar 15, 2016 - The USPSTF recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0315/p506.html

USPSTF: Screen Adults at Increased Risk for Latent TB Infection

Mar 22, 2016 - On March 8, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended in a draft recommendation statement that physicians screen adults at increased risk for latent tuberculosis infection.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160321uspstftuberculosis.html

USPSTF, AAFP Recommend Against COPD Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

Apr 6, 2016 - On April 5, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final recommendation statement on screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160406uspstfcopd.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia and Iron ...

Jan 15, 2016 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women to prevent adverse maternal health and birth outcomes.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0115/p133.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Iron Deficiency Anemia in Young ...

Dec 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for iron deficiency anemia in children ages 6 to 24 months.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1215/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: ...

Apr 15, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with ultrasonography in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of ...

Mar 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in women who are at high risk of preeclampsia.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0301/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Primary Hypertension in Children and...

Feb 15, 2015 - 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 primary hypertension in asymptomatic children and adolescents to prevent subsequent cardiovascular disease in childhood or ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0215/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic ...

Jan 15, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians screen women who have family members with breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer with one of several screening tools designed to identify a family history that may be associated with an ...

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Suicide Risk in Adolescents, Adults,...

Feb 1, 2015 - 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 suicide risk in adolescents, adults, and older adults in primary care.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/od2.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children from Birth...

Feb 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians prescribe oral fluoride supplementation starting at six months of age for children whose water supply is deficient in fluoride.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0201/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Speech and Language Delay and ...

Aug 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for speech and language delay and disorders in children aged 5 years or younger.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for...

Jan 1, 2015 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0101/od1.html

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older ...

Mar 15, 2015 - The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment.

American Family Physician : U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0315/od2.html

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