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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)
Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer: Consumer Guide U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Guide Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and CVD: Preventive Medication
Autism Spectrum Disorder (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resource List Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Screening
Autism Spectrum Disorder (MedlinePlus) National Library of Medicine Resource List Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Screening
"How to Quit Smoking" Patient Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resource List Lung Cancer: Screening
SmokeFreeWomen CDC Resource List Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: Interventions
Tips From Former Smokers CDC Resource List Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: Interventions
Tips From Former Smokers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resource List Lung Cancer: Screening
Diabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tool Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Screening
JAMA Podcast: Aspirin Use for Cardiovascular Disease JAMA Tool Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication
JAMA Podcast: Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality JAMA Tool Aspirin Use to Prevent Preeclampsia and Related Morbidity and Mortality: Preventive Medication
JAMA Podcast: Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote Healthy Behaviors for CVD Prevention JAMA Tool Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Promote a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults Without Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
JAMA Podcast: Behavioral Counseling to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections JAMA Tool Sexually Transmitted Infections: Behavioral Counseling
JAMA Podcast: Behavioral Interventions for Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy JAMA Tool Healthy Weight and Weight Gain In Pregnancy: Behavioral Counseling Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Counseling on Healthy Diet and Physical Activity to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease JAMA Tool Healthy Diet and Physical Activity for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Adults With Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Behavioral Counseling Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Interventions to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults JAMA Tool Illicit Drug Use in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Primary Care-Based Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Interventions to Promote Tobacco Cessation JAMA Tool Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons: Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Preventing Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents JAMA Tool Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Screening and Interventions to Prevent Dental Caries in Children JAMA Tool Prevention of Dental Caries in Children Younger Than 5 Years: Screening and Interventions
JAMA Podcast: Screening for Atrial Fibrillation JAMA Tool Atrial Fibrillation: Screening
JAMA Podcast: Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis During Pregnancy JAMA Tool Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnant Persons to Prevent Preterm Delivery: Screening
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