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AAFP Delegation Goes to Bat for USPSTF in the House of Medicine -- AAFP News

Jun 26, 2012 - When the integrity of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) came under fire during the recent annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago, the AAFP delegation staunchly defended the task force's standing as an independent group of national experts in prevention ...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

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Delegates Call for Education on USPSTF Guidelines -- AAFP News

May 5, 2010 - Recently enacted health care reform legislation that calls for insurance plans to cover evidence-based services that have A or B grades in United States Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, recommendations, led delegates to the 2010 National Conference of Special Constituencies, ...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

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Screen All Women of Childbearing Age for Partner Violence, Say USPSTF, AAFP -- AAFP ...

Jan 22, 2013 - Both the AAFP and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) have updated their positions on screening for intimate partner violence, calling on physicians to screen all women of childbearing age, regardless of whether symptoms are present, and provide or refer women who screen ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130122ipvscreening.html

USPSTF Recommends Against PSA-based Prostate Cancer Screening -- AAFP News

Oct 12, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has once again rejected the status quo, following the evidence to propose a recommendation some likely will find controversial. The task force has published draft recommendations against prostate-specific antigen-, or PSA-, based ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20111012psascreenrec.html

USPSTF Retains Same Stance on Use of Menopausal Hormone Therapy -- AAFP News

Jun 5, 2012 - The latest draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) mirror the AAFP's current position against using menopausal hormone therapy -- whether combination estrogen/progestin or estrogen alone -- to prevent chronic conditions. According to USPSTF Co-vice ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120605uspstfmenorecs.html

USPSTF, CDC Advise Screening Baby Boomer Birth Cohort for Hepatitis C -- AAFP News

Jun 25, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) shifted its stance on screening for hepatitis C virus infection on June 24, recommending that physicians not only routinely screen high-risk adults, but also offer a one-time screening to all adults born between 1945 and 1965. The abrupt ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130625uspstf-hep-c-final-rec.html

AAFP, USPSTF Recommend Against Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E to Prevent Cancer, Heart ...

Feb 26, 2014 - The AAFP has said it concurs with a Feb. 24 recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) against using beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. AAFP also agrees with the USPSTF that evidence currently is ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140226multivitaminfinalrecs.html

USPSTF's New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidance Includes Changes, Options -- AAFP News

Mar 19, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its screening guidelines for cervical cancer March 14, issuing final recommendations that include some significant changes. The USPSTF recommends that women ages 21-65 who have a cervix have a Pap smear every three years, which is...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120319cervcarecs.html

USPSTF Recommendation Against Low-dose Calcium, Vitamin D to Prevent Fractures ...

Feb 27, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) overturned decades' worth of routine practice on Feb. 25, recommending against daily supplementation with 400 IU or less of vitamin D3 and 1,000 mg of calcium carbonate for the primary prevention of fractures in noninstitutionalized ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130227vitd-calciumrec.html

Draft Hepatitis C Screening Recommendations From USPSTF Open for Review -- AAFP News

Nov 28, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is proposing a draft recommendation that physicians routinely screen high-risk adults for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The task force also is suggesting that doctors consider screening adults born between 1945 and 1965. According to...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121128hcvdraftreqs.html

USPSTF Recommends Interventions, Education to Prevent Youth Tobacco Use -- AAFP News

Dec 10, 2012 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a new draft recommendation aimed at preventing tobacco use by school-aged children and adolescents. According to USPSTF Co-vice Chair Michael LeFevre, M.D., M.S.P.H., the task force recommends that physicians provide...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121210teentobaccoreqs.html

AAFP, USPSTF Recommend Routine HIV Screening but Differ on Age to Begin -- AAFP News

Apr 29, 2013 - Although the AAFP and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) each have issued new recommendations calling for routine screening of normal-risk adolescents and adults for HIV infection, the two organizations differ regarding the recommended age at which routine screening should...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130429hivscreenrecs.html

USPSTF Gets Behind Screening for Lung Cancer -- AAFP News

Jul 29, 2013 - In a new draft recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its 2004 position, proposing that physicians screen high-risk, 55- to 79-year-old adults for lung cancer on an annual basis using low-dose CT scans. According to USPSTF Co-vice Chair Michael ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130729uspstflungcancer.html

USPSTF Draft Recommends Against Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E to Prevent Cancer, Heart ...

Nov 12, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation against using beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. The USPSTF also stated that evidence currently is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131112uspstfdietdraft.html

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendations for Obesity, Cervical Cancer Screening -- AAFP News

Nov 9, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, is updating its screening guidelines for both adult obesity and cervical cancer and has issued new draft recommendations on both topics. The task force also has released a draft recommendation regarding counseling to prevent skin ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20111109uspstf-obesskincervca.html

USPSTF Widens HIV Screening Net to Cover All Patients 15-65 Years, Pregnant Women --...

Nov 21, 2012 - New draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) encourage clinicians to screen all adolescents and adults, as well as all pregnant women, for HIV infection regardless of risk. According to USPSTF Co-vice Chair Michael LeFevre, M.D., M.S.P.H., a family ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121121hivdraftreqs.html

USPSTF Softens Stance on Bladder Cancer Screening -- AAFP News

Aug 19, 2011 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF, has updated its recommendation related to screening asymptomatic adults for bladder cancer, which is the fourth most common cancer in men, the ninth most common in women and the seventh leading cause of solid cancer-related deaths.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110819bladdercancer.html

USPSTF Updates Stance on Screening Women, Elderly for Violence -- AAFP News

Jun 20, 2012 - In its new draft recommendations on screening for intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends clinicians screen women of childbearing age for IPV and either provide or refer women who screen ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120620violenceguides.html

Evidence Insufficient to Recommend For, Against Screening for Hearing Loss in ...

Aug 14, 2012 - In conjunction with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), the AFFP has concluded that evidence currently is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening asymptomatic adults 50 years and older for hearing loss. An update to the task force's 1996 ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120814uspstfhearingloss.html

Don't Use Screening ECG to Predict Coronary Events in Low-Risk Adults, Say AAFP, ...

Aug 1, 2012 - The AFFP has reaffirmed its position against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) for the prediction of coronary heart disease (CHD) events in asymptomatic adults at low risk for CHD. The AAFP position aligns with that issued this week by the U.S. Preventive ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120801ecg4chd.html

AAFP, USPSTF Recommend Screening All Adults for Obesity, Offering Some Patients ...

Jul 4, 2012 - The AAFP and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently updated their respective stances on screening for and management of obesity -- recommending that primary care physicians screen all adults for obesity and offer or refer patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120704obesityrecs.html

Too Little Evidence on PAD Screening to Make Definitive Recommendation, Says USPSTF ...

Mar 20, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation statement indicating that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130320uspstf-pad.html

USPSTF Finds Evidence Is Insufficient to Make POAG Screening Recommendation -- AAFP ...

Feb 19, 2013 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is proposing a draft recommendation statement indicating that current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults. The recommendation applies only to adults ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130220uspstf-poagrec.html

AAFP, USPSTF Recommend Against Routine Screening for Ovarian Cancer -- AAFP News

Sep 11, 2012 - The AAFP, in conjunction with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), has reaffirmed its 2004 recommendation against screening for ovarian cancer in women. The updated recommendation applies only to asymptomatic women. Women with known genetic mutations that increase their ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120911ovariancascreening.html

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