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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)
Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDQ)--Patient Version National Cancer Institute Guide Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guide Colorectal Cancer: Screening
Cribado de pérdida auditiva en adultos de edad avanzada JAMA Guide Hearing Loss in Older Adults: Screening
Cribado de trastornos que cursan con presión arterial alta durante el embarazo JAMA Guide Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Screening
Cribado y prevención del cáncer de la piel JAMA Guide Skin Cancer: Screening
¿Debo hacerme pruebas para mutaciones de los genes BRCA ? JAMA Guide BRCA-Related Cancer: Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing
Detección de ansiedad en niños y adolescentes JAMA Guide Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Detección de apnea obstructiva del sueño JAMA Guide Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: Screening
Detección de clamidia y gonorrea JAMA Guide Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Screening
Detección de depresión y riesgo de suicidio en adultos JAMA Guide Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults: Screening
Detección de deterioro cognitivo en adultos mayores JAMA Guide Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Screening
Detección de enfermedad arterial periférica con índice de tobillo-brazo JAMA Guide Peripheral Artery Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: Screening and Risk Assessment With the Ankle-Brachial Index
Detección de hepatitis B en adultos y en adolescentes que no estén embarazadas JAMA Guide Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Screening
Detección de infección por el virus de la hepatitis C JAMA Guide Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Adolescents and Adults: Screening
Detección de la bacteriuria asintomática JAMA Guide Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening
Detección de la deficiencia de vitamina D en adultos JAMA Guide Vitamin D Deficiency in Adults: Screening
Detección de la depresión JAMA Guide Screening for Depression in Adults
Detección de la diabetes gestacional JAMA Guide Gestational Diabetes: Screening
Detección de la diabetes tipo 2 en niños y adolescentes JAMA Guide Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Detección de la enfermedad celíaca JAMA Guide Celiac Disease: Screening
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