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Child and Adolescent Recommendations


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) was first convened by the U.S. 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. Its recommendations are considered the "gold standard" for clinical preventive services. Below is an up-to-date list of all current recommendations for children and adolescents.


Clinical Categories

   Cancer
   Cardiovascular Disorders (Heart and Vascular Diseases)
   Development and Behavior
   Infectious Diseases
   Injury Prevention
   Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse
   Metabolic, Nutritional, and Endocrine Conditions
   Musculoskeletal Disorders
   Perinatal Care
   Vision and Hearing Disorders

Cancer

Cervical Cancer (Pap Smear): Screening (2003)
Skin Cancer: Counseling (2012)
Testicular Cancer: Screening (2011)

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Cardiovascular Disorders (Heart and Vascular Diseases)

Hypertension (Primary) in Children and Adolescents: Screening (2013)
Lipid Disorders in Children (Cholesterol Abnormalities, Dyslipidemia): Screening (2007)

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Development and Behavior

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Screening (2013)
Speech and Language Delay: Screening (2006)
Youth Violence: Counseling

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Infectious Diseases

Chlamydial Infection: Screening (2007)
Gonococcal Ophthalmia Neonatorum: Preventive Medication (2011)
Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Screening (2014)
Herpes Simplex, Genital: Screening (2005)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening (2013)
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Counseling (2008)

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Injury Prevention

Child Maltreatment: Counseling (2013)
Motor Vehicle Occupant Restraints: Counseling

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Mental Health Conditions and Substance Abuse

Alcohol Misuse: Screening and Counseling (2013)
Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening (2009)
Drug Use in Children and Adolescents, Illicit or Nonmedical: Counseling (2014)
Smoking (Tobacco Use): Interventions (Children and Adolescents) (2013)
Suicide Risk in Adolescents, Adults,and Older Adults: Screening (2014)

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Metabolic, Nutritional, and Endocrine Conditions

Dental Caries in Children From Birth Through Age 5 Years: Screening (2014)
Hyperbilirubinemia in Infants: Screening (2009)
Iron Deficiency Anemia (Anemia): Screening (2006)
Lead Levels in Childhood and Pregnancy: Screening (2006)
Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening (2010)

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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Hip, Developmental Dysphasia: Screening (2006)
Idiopathic Scoliosis in Adolescents: Screening (2004)

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Perinatal Care

Hypothyroidism, Congenital: Screening (2008)
Phenylketonuria: Screening (2008)
Sickle Cell Disease: Screening (2007)

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Vision and Hearing Disorders

Hearing Loss, Newborn: Screening (2008)
Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5: Screening (2011)

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Current as of August 2014


Internet Citation:

Child and Adolescent Recommendations. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/tfchildcat.htm