Lately, there has been increased emphasis on "preventative" care in the US now that there are some mandates under the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) exists, which is a panel of private sector experts who recommend evidence-based preventative screenings for certain conditions based on factors such as age and gender. As a family nurse practitioner, I base a large part of my practice on wellness and ...

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