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What do you know about U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Nov. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • USPSTF is "an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services." The task force, a panel of experts, is funded and appointed by the government of the United States.

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:39 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • FRISCO, TX -- 11/18/09 -- The fight against breast cancer faces a new challenge as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced Monday their recommendation against routine screening mammography in women below the age of 50. The report also suggests there is little benefit to mammography screenings for women above the age of 75.

    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/despite-us-preventive-services-task,1052862.shtml
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • That would be the DEATH PANEL.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:17 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • I agree itsmesteph11, sounds like a death panel to me.

    How many women were on the panel.

    Maybe the ladies should have a Viagra panel. That stuff is really expensive and certainly not medically necessary..................
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 7:02 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • LOL, yourspecialkid! Viagra panel....
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • You got it, itsmesteph !!!

    (And Sarah Palin is "SUCH an idiot" for bringing it to light.)
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2009

  • Lol, I don't know. I'm pretty sure a tax payer funded four hour erection is a LOT more necessary than those pesky mammograms.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:07 PM on Nov. 18, 2009