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Americans undergo colonoscopies too often, study finds

Colonoscopies are a very valuable procedure by which to screen for the presence of colorectal cancer. However, it seems that healthy Americans who do undergo this sometimes uncomfortable examination often have repeat screenings ...

Sep 30, 2014
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A head start against tooth decay

Massachusetts public health advocates have developed oral health guidelines to ensure the well-being of the 70,000 babies born in the state each year as well as that of their mothers.

Jan 07, 2015
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New thresholds for blood pressure drugs sought

Fewer people could be prescribed high blood pressure medications in light of new guidelines published this week, which also call for raising the threshold to initiate drug therapy in people 60 and older.

Dec 20, 2013
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Guideline

A guideline is any document that aims to streamline particular processes according to a set routine. By definition, following a guideline is never mandatory (protocol would be a better term for a mandatory procedure). Guidelines are an essential part of the larger process of governance.

Guidelines may be issued by and used by any organization (governmental or private) to make the actions of its employees or divisions more predictable, and presumably of higher quality.

Examples or guidelines are:

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