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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 Coronary Heart Disease With Electrocardiography: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Coronary Heart Disease: Screening with Electrocardiography
Preventing Dental Caries in Children Ages 0 to 5 Years: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Dental Caries in Children from Birth Through Age 5 Years: Screening
Detección de la depresión JAMA Guide Depression in Adults: Screening
JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Depression JAMA Guide Depression in Adults: Screening
Screening for Depression in Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Depression in Adults: Screening
Screening for Depression in Children and Adolescents: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Depression in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Illicit Drug and Nonmedical Pharmaceutical Use in Children and Adolescents: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Drug Use, Illicit: Primary Care Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Detección de trastornos alimentarios en adolescentes y adultos JAMA Guide Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Adults: Screening
JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Adults JAMA Guide Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Adults: Screening
JAMA Podcast: Screening for Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Adults JAMA Guide Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Adults: Screening
Detección de niveles de plomo altos en la sangre en niños y mujeres embarazadas JAMA Guide Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Screening
JAMA Patient Page: Screening for High Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women JAMA Guide Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Screening
JAMA Patient Page: Prevention of Falls in Older Adults JAMA Guide Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions
Prevención de caídas en adultos mayores JAMA Guide Falls Prevention in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Interventions
Preventing Falls in Older Adults: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Falls Prevention in Older Adults: Counseling and Preventive Medication
Screening for Gestational Diabetes: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Screening
Detección de la diabetes gestacional JAMA Guide Gestational Diabetes: Screening
JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Gestational Diabetes JAMA Guide Gestational Diabetes: Screening
JAMA Podcast: Screening for Gestational Diabetes JAMA Guide Gestational Diabetes: Screening
Screening for Glaucoma: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Glaucoma: Screening
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