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Tag: SPRINT study

1 7/26/2018

Intensive blood pressure control and ‘dementia’: another mad rush to report incomplete SPRINT findings

3 1/26/2018

New blood pressure guidelines are promoted with scars and scare tactics

1 12/20/2017

New blood pressure guidelines: supporters get coverage, critics don’t. Why?

7 8/30/2016

Reason number 1,001 to slow down when reporting on breaking health news

8 11/25/2015

Informed patients need one thing not provided in SPRINT trial news: what were the absolute benefit/harm numbers?

2 11/9/2015

Do published SPRINT study results live up to premature NIH news release hype?

7 9/11/2015

NIH, news media, need to slow down on the SPRINT hype