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Sun-Sentinel
How often should you get a mammogram? It depends on whether you have dense breast tissue, experts sayif more women got an annual mammogram. The latest study largely validates the
How often should you get a mammogram? It depends on whether you have dense breast tissue, experts say
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
if more women got an annual mammogram. The latest study largely validates the controversial recommendations made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009. But it also clarifies which women should or could depart safely from its... Read more
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Business Wire
Cigna Revises Policy, Will Cover 3D Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening3D mammography for diagnostic purposes, but not for routine screening. The pol
Cigna Revises Policy, Will Cover 3D Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
3D mammography for diagnostic purposes, but not for routine screening. The policy had been based on guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which said there was insufficient evidence to determine that 3D mammography is... Read more
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Newsmax
Women with Dense Breasts May Need Annual Mammogramsencourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back
Women with Dense Breasts May Need Annual Mammograms
Newsmax / Posted yesterday
encourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back to every other year once they turn 55. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. Worldwide, breast cancer... Read more
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FOX News
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammogramsto start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back to every other y
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammograms
FOX News / Posted yesterday
to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back to every other year once they turn 55. More on this... The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. Worldwide, breast cancer... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammogramsencourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammograms
Decclan Chronicle / Posted yesterday
encourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back to every other year once they turn 55. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. Worldwide, breast cancer... Read more
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ABC News
Breast Density Matters for Cancer Screening, Study Findscases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016 for U.S. women, with
Breast Density Matters for Cancer Screening, Study Finds
ABC News / Posted yesterday
cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016 for U.S. women, with over 40,000 deaths from breast cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening every other year after 50, while the National Comprehensive Cancer... Read more
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Raw Story
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammogramsencourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back
Women with dense breasts may need annual mammograms
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
encourage women to start annual screenings at 45 instead of 40 and to cut back to every other year once they turn 55. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. Worldwide, breast cancer... Read more
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Bel Marra Health
Early prostate cancer diagnoses on the decline in the U.S.Early prostate cancer diagnoses are on the decline in the U.S., following the U
Early prostate cancer diagnoses on the decline in the U.S.
Bel Marra Health / Posted 3 days ago
Early prostate cancer diagnoses are on the decline in the U.S., following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine screening. Screening for prostate cancer involves a blood test for identifying the levels of prostate... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Insurance doesn’t ensure children get needed visual exams, study saysthere may be fewer eye care providers available in less affluent areas. Under
Insurance doesn’t ensure children get needed visual exams, study says
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
there may be fewer eye care providers available in less affluent areas. Under the health law, services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, are covered by insurance without requiring most... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Insurance Alone Isn't Enough To Make Sure Kids Get Eye Examsthere may be fewer eye-care providers available in less affluent areas. Under
Insurance Alone Isn't Enough To Make Sure Kids Get Eye Exams
KERA North Texas / Posted 5 days ago
there may be fewer eye-care providers available in less affluent areas. Under the health law, services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, are covered by insurance without requiring most... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Insurance Alone Isn't Enough To Make Sure Kids Get Eye Examsthere may be fewer eye-care providers available in less affluent areas. Under
Insurance Alone Isn't Enough To Make Sure Kids Get Eye Exams
KPBS San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
there may be fewer eye-care providers available in less affluent areas. Under the health law, services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, are covered by insurance without requiring most... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Moffitt research underscores importance of continued lung cancer screening in high-risk patientsthe following two years had poorer outcomes than patients who initially had a n
Moffitt research underscores importance of continued lung cancer screening in high-risk patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 6 days ago
the following two years had poorer outcomes than patients who initially had a non-cancerous positive LDCT screen. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends regular lung cancer screenings with LDCT for people who are between the ages... Read more
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Philly.com
Early prostate cancer cases drop as PSA screening declinesthe advice, though the long-term implications won't be clear for a while, a new
Early prostate cancer cases drop as PSA screening declines
Philly.com / Posted 6 days ago
the advice, though the long-term implications won't be clear for a while, a new analysis suggests. The advice of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force appears to have led to a sizable drop in screening with the PSA blood test, and in... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Health-plan exclusions leaving some women without vital care, study saysbreast, ovarian and related cancers. The health law requires insurers to cover
Health-plan exclusions leaving some women without vital care, study says
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
breast, ovarian and related cancers. The health law requires insurers to cover services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, without requiring consumers to pay anything out... Read more
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NBC News
Health Insurers Often Have Secret Clauses That Exclude Coveragebreast, ovarian and related cancers. The health law requires insurers to cover
Health Insurers Often Have Secret Clauses That Exclude Coverage
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
breast, ovarian and related cancers. The health law requires insurers to cover services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, without requiring consumers to pay anything out... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Womenovarian and related cancers. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cove
Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women
KERA North Texas / Posted 8 days ago
ovarian and related cancers. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, without requiring consumers to pay anything out... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Womenovarian and related cancers. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cove
Insurers' Fine Print May Exclude Health Care Important To Women
KPBS San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
ovarian and related cancers. The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover services that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of medical experts, without requiring consumers to pay anything out... Read more
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NJ Biz
At what cost? Some left wondering if new federal guidelines are good for business ... or women's healthinformation — when it comes to managing women’s health care in New Jersey movin
At what cost? Some left wondering if new federal guidelines are good for business ... or women's health
NJ Biz / Posted 13 days ago
information — when it comes to managing women’s health care in New Jersey moving forward. Recommendations put forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF — and enforced, as of next year, by the Medicare Access and CHIP... Read more
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BlackNews.com
PHEN’s 12th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit To Take Place September 15-16, 2016 On Capitol Hill And At The Washington Convention CenterR. Patierno, PhD, Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute, Director, Cancer Cont
PHEN’s 12th Annual African American Prostate Cancer Disparity Summit To Take Place September 15-16, 2016 On Capitol Hill And At The Washington Convention Center
BlackNews.com / Posted 13 days ago
R. Patierno, PhD, Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute, Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against using the PSA test for prostate cancer early detection.... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Should you get Screened for skin cancer?in the United States will developmelanoma, the deadliest form of the disease, a
Should you get Screened for skin cancer?
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 16 days ago
in the United States will developmelanoma, the deadliest form of the disease, and about 10,000 will die from it. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said, however, that there still isn’t enough evidence to recommend total-body screenings... Read more
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Philly.com
Why even normal-weight people should be concerned about prediabetesdon't see that the only risk factor that drives a doctor to screen is overweigh
Why even normal-weight people should be concerned about prediabetes
Philly.com / Posted 17 days ago
don't see that the only risk factor that drives a doctor to screen is overweight or obesity." Current guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for adults 40 to 70 who are overweight or obese. The American... Read more
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Psych Central
Different Paths for Postpartum Depression Tied to Risk Factorsmothers,” said Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., editor-in-chief of Journal of Women’s
Different Paths for Postpartum Depression Tied to Risk Factors
Psych Central / Posted 20 days ago
mothers,” said Susan G. Kornstein, M.D., editor-in-chief of Journal of Women’s Health. “The study follows closely on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force assessment supporting screening for depression in pregnant and postpartum... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Visual skin-cancer screenings: How helpful are they?these screenings benefit patients to recommend them as a preventive service. I
Visual skin-cancer screenings: How helpful are they?
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
these screenings benefit patients to recommend them as a preventive service. In a review published this week in JAMA, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its 2009 review of visual skin cancer exams, but still issued an “I” rating,... Read more
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Philly.com
Rethinking the detested pelvic examto justify doing the invasive procedure annually on healthy women who aren't pr
Rethinking the detested pelvic exam
Philly.com / Posted 24 days ago
to justify doing the invasive procedure annually on healthy women who aren't pregnant. That's a big deal because the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force influences insurance coverage and medical practice. Its draft guidance lends credence to... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debateand 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debate
Stamford Advocate / Posted 26 days ago
and 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated that one possible reason for the spike is a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, a blood test used to screen for... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debateand 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debate
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 26 days ago
and 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated that one possible reason for the spike is a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, a blood test used to screen for... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debateand 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated
Controversial prostate cancer study sparks debate
Connecticut Post / Posted 26 days ago
and 2013. The study researchers, who were from Northwestern University, stated that one possible reason for the spike is a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against prostate-specific antigen testing, a blood test used to screen for... Read more
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KERA North Texas
What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk Moreor other family practitioner? Not necessarily. For one, there may be tests you
What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk More
KERA North Texas / Posted 27 days ago
or other family practitioner? Not necessarily. For one, there may be tests you aren't aware you should be getting. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in sexually active women 24 and younger,... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk Moreor other family practitioner? Not necessarily. For one, there may be tests you
What Women Need In A Checkup: Test Less, Talk More
KPBS San Diego / Posted 27 days ago
or other family practitioner? Not necessarily. For one, there may be tests you aren't aware you should be getting. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in sexually active women 24 and younger,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugsthe Affordable Care Act, consumers don't have to pay out of pocket for preventi
Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs
KERA North Texas / Posted 29 days ago
the Affordable Care Act, consumers don't have to pay out of pocket for preventive care if it has been recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In addition, some insurers offer plans that cover a certain number of primary care... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugsthe Affordable Care Act, consumers don't have to pay out of pocket for preventi
Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs
KPBS San Diego / Posted 29 days ago
the Affordable Care Act, consumers don't have to pay out of pocket for preventive care if it has been recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. In addition, some insurers offer plans that cover a certain number of primary care... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Local doctor cautious about study citing rise in prostate cancertypes of prostate cancer have skyrocketed by 72 percent between 2004 to 2013.
Local doctor cautious about study citing rise in prostate cancer
FOX Carolina / Posted 29 days ago
types of prostate cancer have skyrocketed by 72 percent between 2004 to 2013. This following a 2012 recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that no longer encouraged prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men, deeming it... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Routine screening for skin cancer not recommended, expert panel saysfull-body skin cancer screenings save lives when conducted across the general a
Routine screening for skin cancer not recommended, expert panel says
Dallas Morning News / Posted 29 days ago
full-body skin cancer screenings save lives when conducted across the general adult population, an expert panel finds. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated guidelines Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association... Read more
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Newsmax
Are Routine Skin Cancer Screenings Necessary?The conclusion, issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF
Are Routine Skin Cancer Screenings Necessary?
Newsmax / Posted 29 days ago
The conclusion, issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), adds to an ongoing debate in the medical community about how to strike the right balance between catching dangerous tumors as early as possible and avoiding unnecessary... Read more
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FOX News
Doctors not sure we all need routine skin cancer screeningaccording to U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from these malignancies
Doctors not sure we all need routine skin cancer screening
FOX News / Posted 29 days ago
according to U.S. guidelines aimed at preventing deaths from these malignancies. The conclusion, issued today by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), adds to an ongoing debate in the medical community about how to strike the... Read more
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Duke University
Duke-Margolis Center Appoints First Scholars in Residenceto mitigate literacy-related health disparities and to improve the use of appro
Duke-Margolis Center Appoints First Scholars in Residence
Duke University / Posted 29 days ago
to mitigate literacy-related health disparities and to improve the use of appropriate preventive services. He serves on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The scholars in residence do not receive financial support from th... Read more
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The Morning Call
Study claiming increase in prostate cancer under fireso controversial that many doctors, Tamarkin among them, do not follow the guid
Study claiming increase in prostate cancer under fire
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
so controversial that many doctors, Tamarkin among them, do not follow the guidelines of a leading medical authority, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. According to the problematic Northwestern University study, the number of new cases of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Study claiming increase in prostate cancer under fireso controversial that many doctors, Tamarkin among them, do not follow the guid
Study claiming increase in prostate cancer under fire
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
so controversial that many doctors, Tamarkin among them, do not follow the guidelines of a leading medical authority, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. According to the problematic Northwestern University study, the number of new cases of... Read more
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FOX News
Some elderly men get prostate cancer tests despite limited benefitlook for prostate tumors even though they may not live long enough to benefit f
Some elderly men get prostate cancer tests despite limited benefit
FOX News / Posted 30 days ago
look for prostate tumors even though they may not live long enough to benefit from treatment, a recent study suggests. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of independent physicians, in 2008 recommended... Read more

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