Final RecommendationHave Been Released: Screening for Sleep Apnea in Adults 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a final recommendation statement on screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults. The Task Force concluded that more research is needed to recommend for or against screening adults without recognized symptoms. The final recommendation statement provides the evidence on which it is based and a summary for clinicians.

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Released a Final Recommendation Statement: Screening for Anxiety Disorders in Adults 

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