Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

USPSTF still advises against COPD screening for asymptomatic adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening asymptomatic adults for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This recommendation forms the basis of a final recommendation statement published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q and A: Polyps are possible culprits in colon cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 46 and had my first colonoscopy last month. The doctor said everything looked good, although he removed a few polyps. Can you explain what a colon polyp is and if should I be concerned?

Endocrinology & Metabolism

USPSTF advises against hormone therapy to prevent chronic conditions

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against use of combined estrogen and progestin and estrogen alone for primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal persons. These findings form the basis of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

USPSTF recommends anxiety, depression screening for children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, and recommends anxiety screening for children aged 8 to 18 years. The two draft ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study investigates assumptions about colonoscopy accuracy

If you're over 45, chances are your doctor has told you to get screened for colorectal cancer. While it's a seemingly routine recommendation these days, a great deal of scientific analysis goes into the details. Regularly ...

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