Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley appears in the following:

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.


Experimental Ebola Vaccine Will Be Put To Human Test

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Animal tests have been encouraging, but there's no guarantee the new vaccine will work in people. Several vaccines against Ebola have been tested before, but none has made it to the finish line.


Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.


As High School Lacrosse Surges In Popularity, So Does Injury Focus

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kids who play lacrosse will tell you there's a lot of action. Now, there's an analysis of injuries sustained by high school lacrosse players that quantifies the risks.


Stressed Out: Americans Tell Us About Stress In Their Lives

Monday, July 07, 2014

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.


State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.


Clashing Accounts Of Heart Attack Case Spark Reader Debate

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.


Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.


Brain Injury Rate Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out

Thursday, June 12, 2014

When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.


Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.