James P. Sheppard, PhD

James P. Sheppard, PhD, research lecturer and Sir Henry Dale fellow in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford in the UK and lead author of the study “Benefits and Harms of Antihypertensive Treatment in Low-Risk Patients with Mild Hypertension,” published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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High Blood Pressure? Hold Off on That Medication

A new study challenges US guidelines to treat everyone with mild hypertension with medication.


Is Ignorance Bliss? The Dangers of “Calculated Ignorance”

Larry has a pain in his shoulder, but he doesn’t want to see a doctor. He is afraid that he…