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Tag: US Preventive Services Task Force

1 5/11/2018

A win for readers: coverage of new prostate cancer screening guidelines focuses on shared decision making

3 3/21/2018

Erin Andrews’ misdirected cervical cancer screening promo overlooks harms of frequent testing

1 1/29/2018

In the real world, harms of lung cancer screening prove greater than expected

3 6/27/2017

3-D mammograms for all: political gimmickry that may harm more women than it helps

12 4/13/2017

Is PSA now “OK”? What the task force really said about the evidence on prostate cancer screening

9/12/2016

As radiologists push for “virtual” colonoscopy coverage, risk of misleading readers is real

4 2/3/2016

Missing in action: Did US journalists miss a huge opportunity to critically examine mental health screening?

7 1/14/2016

Journalists need to scrutinize the USPSTF’s draft recommendations on statins … and so do patients

1 12/15/2015

Birds, hares, and tortoises: What do they have to do with the recent news on cancer screening?

6/26/2015

Friday gems – in case you missed them