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Outside editorial: Irrational about health care rationing

...canceled a meeting to discuss guidelines for preventive care. The 15 primary-care physicians who make up the Preventive Services Task Force, an independent group sponsored by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, review the evidence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111010/opi_733934238.shtml
Opinion
Mammogram debate and a false economy

...therapy is one example where women were forced to weigh conflicting medical advice. Moreover, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force isn't nixing mammograms. They acknowledge the test's early detection benefits. But here's what galls...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112009/opi_527039363.shtml
New view on mammograms

...other contentious medical issue: "Consult your personal physician." The recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force shouldn't be discarded outright by a medical establishment that has grown accustomed to viewing mammograms...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112309/opi_528072221.shtml
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