Harlan Krumholz

Harlan Krumholz appears in the following:

With Stricter Guidelines, Do You Have High Blood Pressure Now?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Updated blood pressure guidelines move the goal post for millions of people at risk for heart attacks and strokes. The change is likely to lead to more people taking medicines for hypertension.


Pricey New Cholesterol Drug's Effect On Heart Disease Is More Modest Than Hoped

Friday, March 17, 2017

The injectible drug Repatha is spectacularly good at lowering cholesterol. But the first big clinical trial of its ability to prevent heart attack and stroke finds smaller benefits.


Why It's Getting Harder To Decide When To Treat High Blood Pressure

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Decisions about high blood pressure have gotten thornier over the past couple of years. There's no consensus on when to start treatment with drugs. The latest evidence adds to the confusion.


Academic Medical Centers Get An F In Sharing Research Results

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In a study powered by the labor of medical students, my colleagues and I found that two-thirds of clinical trials led by scientists at our finest academic institutions didn't share their results publicly within two years of the study's completion.

Moreover, none of these research institutions has a good record ...


Journal Editors To Researchers: Show Everyone Your Clinical Data

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The world's leading medical journals have a proposal that could transform medical science: Researchers would have to publicly share their clinical data to get their studies published.


When To Start Taking A Cholesterol Pill? The Decision Is Yours

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You may be wondering what to do, if anything, about your cholesterol levels.

Many people, including health professionals, are still puzzling over a groundbreaking revision of cholesterol guidelines that was released almost two years ago. The guideline, from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, represented ...


Science On Diets Is Low In Essential Information

Friday, September 05, 2014

Americans crave information about diets, even as our national weight keeps rising. New studies are highlighting that there is still a lot that we don't know.

A study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is contributing to water cooler chatter about the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet ...


As Heart Attacks Rise In China, So Does Attention To Quality Of Care

Monday, June 23, 2014

There's been a quadrupling of hospitalizations for heart attacks in China since 2001. An in-depth look finds improvements in some heart attack care and significant quality gaps for others.


Strange And Beautiful Love Stories Light Up 'Paper Lantern'

Monday, June 23, 2014

The stories in Stuart Dybek's latest collection concern themselves with strong feelings, and sometimes with crazed longings. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer finds them "a little alarming, a little wonderful."


Blood Pressure Ruckus Reveals Big Secret In Medicine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

There has been a carefully guarded secret in medicine: Evidence is often inconclusive, and experts commonly disagree about what it means.

Most medical decisions aren't cut and dried. Instead they're usually made with uncertainty about what is best for each person.

This uncertainty secret has been revealed in a very ...

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