Tag Archives: USPSTF

Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.

Wow! Stop the presses. Pap scheduling change.  I know…every woman loves to go in to her doctor for a pap.  (Just kidding.)  Years ago we performed paps every year on every woman and that’s how the “annual visit” became synonymous … Continue reading

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The latest recommendations from USPSTF regarding pregnancy care. . .

It is suggested that physicians screen for gestational diabetes (high blood sugars) in the mother, even if there are no symptoms. The timing of this lab work should be after 24 weeks of gestation (near the 6-month mark). Another recommendation … Continue reading

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Here come some new medical guidelines…

The United States Preventive Services Task Force, USPSTF, is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews medical evidence and develops recommendations. At times, the USPSTF seems conservative, but overall gives worthwhile advice. Some of … Continue reading

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