The influential U.S. Preventive Task Force issue a draft of its new breast cancer screening guidelines. They're now recommending women start younger, amid a rise in breast cancer rates.
In light of the growing kids' mental health crisis, the group says it's crucial to identify kids who are struggling. The advice doesn't call for suicide screening, which many experts think is needed.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people at high risk of being infected with HIV should be offered a daily pill containing antiretroviral medications. The drug's cost remains a hurdle.
After an influential task force of experts said evidence didn't support some cancer screenings, it became the target of lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Price and others with health industry ties.
Three former leaders of an influential task force that issues guidelines for preventive care says insurance coverage for highly rated tests and services shouldn't be mandatory.
A federal task force expanded the list of recommended colorectal cancer screening tests. Here's the lowdown on the tests and how they might be covered now and in the future by health insurance.
Autism treatment specialists say that by focusing rigidly on scientific evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force could make it harder for children to get early intervention for autism.
Mammograms should start at age 50 and be performed every two years until age 74, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says. For some women in their 40s, the benefits may exceed the risks.
Guidelines say that patients with high blood sugar levels be referred to nutrition and exercise counseling. Under the health law, the services would be covered by insurance without cost sharing.
While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says most women should get screening mammograms every two years, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds women think they should go every year.