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Recommendations for Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was convened by the Public Health Service to rigorously evaluate clinical research in order to assess the merits of preventive measures, including screening tests, counseling, immunizations, and preventive medications.

Clinical Categories

   Heart and Vascular Diseases
   Injury and Violence
   Infectious Diseases
   Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse
   Metabolic, Nutritional, and Endocrine Conditions
   Musculoskeletal Disorders
   Obstetric and Gynecologic Conditions
   Vision and Hearing Disorders

USPSTF Recommendations for Children and Adolescents


Aspirin/NSAIDs for Prevention of Colorectal Cancer Preventive Medication (2007)
Bladder Cancer: Screening (2011)
Breast and Ovarian Cancer, BRCA Testing: Screening (2013)
Breast Cancer: Screening (2009)
Breast Cancer Preventive Medication (2013)
Cervical Cancer: Screening (2012)
Colorectal Cancer: Screening (2008)
Gynecologic Cancers: Counseling (Inactive)
Lung Cancer: Screening (2013)
Oral Cancer: Screening (2013)
Ovarian Cancer: Screening (2013)
Pancreatic Cancer: Screening (2004)
Prostate Cancer: Screening (2012)
Skin Cancer: Screening (2009)
Skin Cancer: Counseling (2012)
Testicular Cancer: Screening (2011)
Thyroid Cancer: Screening (1996); (Update in Progress)
Tobacco Cessation (Smoking): Counseling and Interventions (Adults) (2009)
Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication (2014)

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Heart and Vascular Diseases

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Screening (2005)
Additional Risk Factors for Intermediate CHD Risk: Screening (2009)
Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication (2009)
Blood Pressure in Adults (Hypertension): Screening (2007)
Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening (2007)
Coronary Heart Disease (Electrocardiography): Screening (2012)
Coronary Heart Disease (Risk Assessment, Nontraditional Risk Factors): Screening (2009)
Lipid Disorders in Adults (Cholesterol Abnormalities, Dyslipidemia): Screening (2008)
Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: Screening (2013)
Tobacco Cessation (Smoking): Counseling and Interventions (Adults) (2009)
Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication (2014)—New!!-- remove 03/24/2014 -->

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Infectious Diseases

Bacteriuria: Screening (2008)
Chlamydial Infection: Screening (2007)
Gonorrhea: Screening (2005)
Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening (2004)
Hepatitis B Virus Infection (Pregnant Women): Screening (2009)
Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Screening (2013)
Herpes Simplex, Genital: Screening (2005)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening (2013)
Immunizations, Adult
Postexposure Prophylaxis for Selected Infectious Diseases: Preventive Medication (Inactive)
Rubella: Immunizations (1996)
Rubella: Screening (1996)
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Counseling (2008)
Syphilis: Screening (2004)
Syphilis (Pregnant Women): Screening (2009)
Tuberculosis Infection: Screening (1996)

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Injury and Violence

Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication (2012)
Family Violence: Screening (2004)
Household and Recreational Injuries: Counseling (Inactive)
Intimate Partner Violence and Elderly Abuse: Screening (2013)
Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints: Counseling (2007)

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Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse

Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Counseling (2013)
Cognitive Impairment (Dementia): Screening (2014)—New!
Depression, Adult: Screening (2009)
Drug Use, Illicit: Screening (2008)
Tobacco Cessation (Smoking): Counseling and Interventions (Adults) (2009)

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Metabolic, Nutritional, and Endocrine Conditions

Diabetes Mellitus: Screening (2008)
Healthy Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Counseling (2012)
Hemochromatosis: Screening (2006)
Iron Deficiency Anemia (Anemia): Screening (2006)
Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Preventive Medication (2012)
Nutrition (Diet): Counseling (2003)
Obesity in Adults: Screening and Counseling (2012)
Thyroid Disease: Screening (2004)
Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Fractures: Preventive Medication (2013)
Vitamin D Deficiency: Screening (2013)
Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication (2014)

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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Back Pain, Low (Low Back Pain): Counseling (2004)
Osteoporosis: Screening (2011)

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Obstetric and Gynecologic Conditions

Aspirin Prophylaxis in Pregnancy (Preeclampsia): Preventive Medication (1996)
Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Screening (2008)
Breastfeeding: Counseling (2008)
Down Syndrome: Screening (1996)
Folic Acid Supplementation: Preventive Medication (2009)
Gestational Diabetes: Screening (2014)
Home Uterine Activity Monitoring: Screening (Inactive)
Intrapartum Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Screening (Inactive)
Neural Tube Defects: Screening (Inactive)
Preeclampsia: Screening (1996); (Update in Progress)
Rh Incompatibility: Screening (2004)
Rubella: Screening (1996)
Ultrasonography in Pregnancy: Screening (Inactive)

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Vision and Hearing Disorders

Glaucoma: Screening (2013)
Hearing Loss, Older Adults: Screening (2012)
Impaired Visual Acuity in Older Adults: Screening (2009)
Visual Acuity in Older Adults, Impaired: Screening (2009)

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening (2008)
Dental and Periodontal Disease: Counseling (Inactive)
Kidney Disease (Chronic): Screening (2012)

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Current as of April 2014

Internet Citation:

Recommendations for Adults. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/adultrec.htm


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