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New lung cancer screening guideline

View guideline Canadian Task Force launches new recommendation for high risk population OTTAWA, ON, March 7, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) released a new guideline that recommends annual screening (up ...

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Prostate Cancer

Does prostate cancer screening do more harm than good? 01 March, 2016 U of C study shows PSA testing doesn’t change prostate cancer mortality 01 March, 2016 More prostate patients being monitored instead of undergoing immediate treatment: report 29 February, ...

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Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy not needed for routine colorectal cancer screening, Task Force says 22 February, 2016 Task Force recommends against colonoscopy for routine colorectal cancer screening 22 February, 2016 Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in ...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on colorectal cancer screening in adults

View guideline   Guideline recommends routine screening for asymptomatic adults between 50-74 years of age for colorectal cancer OTTAWA, ON, February 22, 2016 – The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has released its recommendations for ...

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Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s guideline on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults

View guideline Guideline recommends not screening asymptomatic adults (≥65 years of age) for cognitive impairment   OTTAWA, ON, November 30, 2015 – The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) has released its recommendations to Canadian clinicians ...

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Cognitive Impairment

MDs should screen for cognitive impairment in seniors only if symptoms present: Task Force 30 November, 2015 New screening guidelines for mild-cognitive impairment 30 November, 2015 Canadian Medical Association Journal publishes CTFPHC’s Guideline on screening for cognitive impairment in ...

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Task Force takes on Canada’s urgent child obesity challenge with new guidelines

View guideline Guidelines stress benefits of growth monitoring and role of family doctors in addressing current trends Ottawa, 30 March, 2015–Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) issued its latest guidelines on the ...

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Child Obesity

No weight loss drugs, surgery for young children, family docs told 30 March, 2015 Child obesity charts open door to treatment 30 March, 2015 The cure for childhood obesity parents will hate 30 March, 2015 New guidelines to curb child obesity ...

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Canadian Task Force tackles the complex issue of adult obesity

View guideline New guidelines emphasize the role of family doctors in addressing Canada’s most pressing health challenge Ottawa, 26 January, 2015–The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) has issued its latest guidelines on adult ...

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Adult Obesity

New guidelines put family doctors on the front line in the battle against adult obesity 26 January, 2015 Canadian Task Force issues new guidelines on treating adult obesity 26 January, 2015 Obesity health strategy in Canada shifts to prevention 26 ...

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