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What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

Men 55 to 69 should talk with their health care provider about prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening for prostate cancer. That's according to new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: Men ages 55 to 69 years.  Clinicians inform men ages 55 to 69 years about the potential benefits and harms of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)–based screening […]

Is PSA now “OK”? What the task force really said about the evidence on prostate cancer screening

Reading the headlines on the US Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) update to its prostate cancer screening guidelines, you might come away with the idea that the task force has completely reversed its 2012 recommendation against broad-based prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening. But that would be the wrong impression. What the revised guideline does is make a […]

Should you be screened for prostate cancer? Talk to your doctor, new guidelines say

Public comment on the new guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is open through May 8. Continue reading ? The post Should you be screened for prostate cancer? Talk to your doctor, new guidelines say appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mind

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

In a draft recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says men should talk to their doctors about screening and make an individual decision.

Testing for hepatitis C virus remains low among baby boomers

A new report looks at vaccination rates for Hepatitis C virus two years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended it for all baby boomers, and finds rates are still very low.

Testing for hepatitis C virus remains low among baby boomers

(American Cancer Society) A new Brief Report appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine looks at vaccination rates for Hepatitis C virus two years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended it for all baby boomers, and finds rates are still very low.

Depression Screening For All Adults Deserves A Thumbs Up

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger, Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended that primary care physicians screen all adult patients, including pregnant women and new moms, for depression, and that’s...Show More Summary

Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH Appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, chair and the presidential professor of the department of Family Medicine and Community Health, in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Show More Summary

Dr. Melissa Simon Appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Dr. Melissa Simon, the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, has been appointed to a national task force that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services, including screenings, counseling, and preventive medications on topics such as cancer and diabetes.

An Alternative Theory on How Aspirin May Thwart Cancer

Studies abound that point to a role for plain old aspirin in keeping deadly cancers at bay. While aspirin is not yet part of mainstream treatment for any cancer, it is recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for certain adults to help prevent colorectal cancer.

Do we need more screening for sleep apnea?

Here we go again. To screen or not to screen, that is the question. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF), in a report published in last week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), says there is not enough evidence to weigh the benefits and risks of screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in adults who […]

Daily Folic Acid Supplement Still Recommended to Prevent Birth Defects

We've heard this before, and a new report confirms it: the United States Preventive Service Task Force recommends a daily supplement of folic acid for women looking to get pregnant. The post Daily Folic Acid Supplement Still Recommended to Prevent Birth Defects appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

U.S. panel recommends folic acid supplements for young women

3 months agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Women who may get pregnant - whether planned or unplanned - should take a daily folic acid supplement to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Routine screening for genital herpes infection not recommended

(The JAMA Network Journals) The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine serologic screening (via a blood test) for genital herpes simplex virus infection in asymptomatic adolescents and adults, including those who are pregnant. The report appears in the Dec. 20 issue of JAMA.

Six Years After USPSTF Childhood Obesity Treatment Recommendations, Most Children Still Do Not Get Evidence-Based Obesity Care

Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity.

The secret reasons why statins may not be as useful as we think

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offered new guidance this week on the contentious question of when to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins for millions of people without a history of heart disease. For all their import, the recommendations weren’t all that definitive. The task force found that statin use is beneficial for some people aged 40 […]

Everyone over 40 should take statins regardless of heart disease

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Even people with no history of heart disease should consider taking statins, says a new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation.

Statins for everyone over 40? What patients need to think about before filling that prescription

The Washington Post is reporting on new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for statin drugs. The headline is that “Everyone 40 and older should be considered for the drug therapy.” Everyone? The recommendations apply to adults 40 to 75 years who have 1 or more cardiovascular disease risk factors and a calculated 10-year CVD […]

Medical News Today: New statin guidlines issued for primary CVD prevention

The United States Preventive Services Task Force have issued new recommendations for the use of statins in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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