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Should All Children and Teens Be Screened For High Cholesterol?

September 22, 2016

Teen at doctor's officeWhile the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for high cholesterol in all youths, the American Academy of Pediatrics endorses recommendations for universal screening. Photo source: NCI, Rhoda Baer

U.S. to Screen All Blood Donations for Zika Virus

September 7, 2016

A unit of whole bloodThe FDA has directed U.S. blood collection facilities to begin screening all donated blood for the Zika virus to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through blood transfusions. Photo source: Vegasjon via Wikimedia Commons

Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C, Say Researchers

August 29, 2016

hepatitis C virusAccording to Johns Hopkins researchers, universal screening for hepatitis C would identify up to 25% of adults with undiagnosed infection who would not be detected by current screening guidelines. Photo source: National Cancer Institute

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