Author Archives: James Frederick, PA-C, MMSc

Doctors Are Doing Inadequate Job of Screening Scleroderma Patients for PAH, Study Concludes

Scientists have long known that people with scleroderma are at increased risk of developing pulmonary arterial hypertension. But many with scleroderma whom doctors suspect of having PAH are not receiving optimal screening for the respiratory condition, a study concludes. Nor are enough scleroderma patients suspected of having pulmonary hypertension being referred for tests that…

Even Moderate Exercise Can Reduce Hypertension in African-Americans, NIH Study Finds

A recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) study shows that moderate to vigorous exercise can help reduce hypertension in African-Americans. The observational study, “Physical Activity and Incident Hypertension in African Americans,” was conducted with participants enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study, a large, community-based analysis of cardiovascular disease in…