Health Guidelines: Do They Apply to You?

The world of medicine is complex. Researchers continuously find new ways to diagnose and treat disease. With so much information being generated, how do health care providers and consumers keep up? One way is to refer to guidelines drafted by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to internal medicine specialist Dr. Denise Dupras about how to interpret guidelines and whether or not they apply to you.