Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley appears in the following:

What's A Patient To Do When Hospital Ratings Disagree?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Many people check up on hospitals before they check in as patients. But there's a catch. A hospital that gets lauded by one group can be panned by another.


Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.


Poll: Most Americans Would Share Health Data For Research

Friday, January 09, 2015

The topics for study didn't matter much to people who said they were willing to share. Every category โ€” ranging from safety issues to health costs โ€” scored at least 90 percent in the NPR poll.


A Look Back At The Top 5 Shots Posts In 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In a year filled with gripping health stories, here are the ones that were the most popular with Shots readers. Think beauty pageant queens, pronouns and Ebola.


Unhappy Toy Story: Foot-Powered Scooters Drive ER Visits

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A look at injuries that sent kids to the emergency room shows an Everest-like mountain of problems with scooters. After falling slightly from a 2001 peak, the scooter injuries started to rise again.


A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.


Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.


The History, And Future, Of Zydeco

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Herman Fusilier, the host of The Zydeco Stomp, has made zydeco music his life.


Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Monday, November 17, 2014

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.


Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.


Electronic Medical Records, Built For Efficiency, Often Backfire

Friday, November 07, 2014

Computerized prescription orders are one real advantage. Clicking checkboxes on screen after screen not so much.


NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.


Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.


Parkinson's Drugs Can Be A Gateway To Sin

Monday, October 20, 2014

Researchers call for stronger safety warnings on drugs called dopamine agonists because they can trigger self-destructive, obsessional behavior in some people.


Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.


To Predict Nobel Winners, Skip Vegas And Check The Fine Print

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A careful analysis of the number of times research is cited in subsequent scientific papers can shed light on who is most likely to pick up a Nobel Prize.


FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.


New Option For Getting Rid Of Old Drugs: The Pharmacy

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration is loosening up its rules so that people will have more ways of disposing of drugs that can be risky to keep around after they're no longer needed.


Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The vaccine would target the Zaire species of Ebola that's now spreading through West Africa. The vaccine worked well in tests on macaque monkeys, and it could be tested in humans starting in 2015.


Drugstore Chain CVS Kicks Tobacco Habit A Month Early

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

In February, CVS said it would stop selling tobacco products, despite the profits they brought the company. Now cigarettes in the company's stores are history.