NCHR Comments on the USPSTF’s Evidence Review and Draft Recommendation Statement for Behavioral Counseling for Skin Cancer Prevention

November 6, 2017. We support USPSTF’s draft recommendations for behavioral counseling interventions to prevent skin cancer as well as their broader efforts to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services. As more information becomes available, we encourage the provision of additional recommendations about more specific behavioral interventions to prevent skin cancer for individuals in various subgroups.

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NCHR Letter to the DC City Council on Artificial Turf

October 26, 2017. It is clear that city officials have assumed artificial turf products are safe because the salespeople told them they were safe. Unfortunately, there is clear scientific evidence that these materials are potentially harmful, and the only question is how harmful are they and how much exposure is likely to be harmful? Our children deserve better. 

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NCHR Comments on the USPSTF Draft Research Plan for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Screening

October 25, 2017. The USPSTF proposes a draft research plan for screening asymptomatic bacteriuria in adults. Currently, the screening service is recommended for pregnant women at 12-16 weeks gestation. We are starting to learn more that not all bacteria is bad, and we don’t have to treat everything we detect. We urge the USPSTF to consider the new evidence for or against broad screening. Read our full comments here.

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