James Frederick, PA-C, MMSc,  —

James Frederick is a practicing Physician Associate (PA-C, MMSc) who studied at Yale University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English Literature from the University of Colorado. He specializes in writing medical content that is approachable, readable and enjoyable. He has a strong background in research, physiology, pharmacotherapy, emergency medicine and critical care medicine. In his free time, he enjoys spending time camping and traveling with his wife and dog.

Articles by James Frederick

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…

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