Latest U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Stories

2013-05-16 10:47:31

Insurance coverage for annual screening likely one reason for persistence Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted through the evidence and recommended that while women ages 50-74 should continue to undergo mammograms every two years, those between the ages of 40 and 49 without a family history of...

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Unnecessary For Many Postmenopausal Women
2013-02-26 21:24:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For years, doctors have been recommending post-menopausal women take vitamin D and calcium supplements–but a federal panel of experts are now saying these supplements may not prevent fractures or broken bones. According to recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, daily vitamin D doses of 400 international units (IU) or lower and calcium...

2012-11-27 15:01:43

Researchers assessing the impact of revised guidelines for screening mammography issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found evidence that the new recommendations may lead to missed cancers and a decline in screening, according to two studies presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Routine screening mammography has traditionally been recommended by both the USPSTF and the American Cancer Society for all women over the...

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