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USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offers a free pocket guide for all providers of primary care services. The clinical summaries are abridged versions of recommendations from the USPSTF.

Guideline Watch

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

The USPSTF continues to recommend screening primarily in 65- to 75-year-old men who have ever smoked.

Screening for Suicide Risk

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force again concludes that evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for or against screening.

Insights on Residency Training

"Cynicism in Medicine” Free

Dr. Akhil Narang (University of Chicago Chief Resident) comments about the path to cynicism and wonders whether we can better prepare young physicians to navigate the U.S. healthcare system.