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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases new guideline on screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnant women

Research needed to close evidence gaps in widely-used test OTTAWA, ON, July 9, 2018 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (Task Force) made a recommendation to continue using a routine screening test ...

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Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care releases new guideline against screening for impaired vision for Canadians aged 65 and over without vision concerns 

OTTAWA, ON, May 14, 2018 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) made a recommendation against screening for impaired vision in primary care settings among those aged 65 who live independently ...

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Annual checkups do not result in better health outcomes, national task force reaffirms

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care affirms earlier findings that routine annual checkups do not offer sufficient health benefits to justify the expense or effort  Montreal, November 14, 2017 – As far back as ...

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CTFPHC Releases AAA Screening Guideline

Guideline recommends screening with ultrasound for men aged 65-80 but not for men over 80 years of age or women    OTTAWA, ON, September 11, 2017 –The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s (CTFPHC) new ...

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CTFPHC Releases Its First Hepatitis C Population-wide Screening Guideline

Guideline recommends against screening for HCV in adults who are not at elevated risk  OTTAWA, ON, APRIL 24, 2017 – To help provide clarity for Canadian physicians and policy makers the Canadian Task Force on ...

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Updated guideline recommends against screening with standardized tools to detect unrecognized developmental delay in primary care

View guideline CTFPHC says there is a lack of high-quality evidence demonstrating the benefits of standardized screening tools in healthy children OTTAWA, ON, March 29, 2016 – Today the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) ...

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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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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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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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