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Getting the best health care means making smart decisions about preventive services. Preventive services, such as screening tests, counseling services, and preventive medicines, are tests or treatments that your doctor or others provide to prevent illnesses before they cause you symptoms or problems. To help doctors and patients decide together whether a preventive service is right for a person’s needs, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force develops recommendations based on a review of high-quality scientific evidence, and publishes its recommendations on its Web site and/or in a peer-reviewed journal.

The goal of these recommendations is not only to offer guidance to doctors, nurses and other primary care professionals, but to provide patients and their families with the most accurate and up-to-date information on ways to prevent illness and improve health and well-being.

On this page you will find easy-to-understand information on the Task Force and on health topics for which the Task Force has released a recommendation. These materials include guides, fact sheets, slideshows, and videos available for view and download. You can sort the table by document title, type of material, or recommendation title, or simply browse using the search function. These materials are designed to inform people about Task Force recommendations and are not intended to replace advice from a health professional.

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Title Source Type Relevant Recommendation(s)
Screening for Hypertension in Adults: Consumer Guide (Draft Recommendation) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Hypertension in Adults: Screening
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents (Consumer Guide): Draft Recommendation U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Screening for High Blood Pressure in Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide High Blood Pressure in Adults: Screening
Screening for Hepatitis C Infection in Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Hepatitis C: Screening
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Consumer Guide (Draft Recommendation) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Screening
Screening for Hepatitis B Infection in Nonpregnant Adolescents and Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Hepatitis B Virus Infection: Screening, 2014
Screening for Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening
Screening for HIV: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection: Screening
Screening for Glaucoma: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Glaucoma: Screening
Screening for Gestational Diabetes: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening
Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Screening for Depression in Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Depression in Adults: Screening
Screening for Coronary Heart Disease With Electrocardiography: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Coronary Heart Disease: Screening with Electrocardiography
Screening for Colorectal Cancer: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Screening
Screening for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Screening
Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Chronic Kidney Disease: Screening
Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Screening
Screening for Cervical Cancer: Consumer Guide (Draft Recommendation) U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Cervical Cancer: Screening
Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening
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