Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley appears in the following:

How Expansion Will Change The Look Of Medicaid

Monday, September 09, 2013

When many states ease eligibility rules for Medicaid in January, the new enrollees are likely to include more men, whites and people in generally good health.


CDC: One-Fourth Of Heart Attack And Stroke Deaths Preventable

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

If you have health coverage, you're more likely to go to the doctor. And that's one reason to think that the rollout of the federal health law could help bring down death rates from cardiovascular disease.


Sleeping Pills Most Popular With Older People, Women

Friday, August 30, 2013

About 9 million American adults have taken sleeping pills in the past month. Their popularity generally increases with age and is highest among people 80 and older.


Dengue Fever Pops Up In Florida

Monday, August 26, 2013

Dengue fever was commonplace in Florida until the 1930s. Air conditioning, window screens and better mosquito control helped break the dengue cycle. Now the mosquito-borne illness is back.


Doctors Fleeing Medicare? Not So Fast, Feds Say

Friday, August 23, 2013

An analysis allays concerns that Medicare beneficiaries may have trouble getting in to see doctors. Access has been stable and is on par, or a little better, than for people with private health insurance.


Popularity Of Circumcision Falls In U.S., Especially Out West

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back in 1979, about two-thirds of boys out West got circumcised in the hospital soon after they were born. By 2010, only 40 percent were. Nationwide, rates of circumcision have dropped about 10 percent over the past 30 years.


Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

People who had taken LSD, psilocybin or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health treatment or to have symptoms of mental illness, a Norwegian study finds.


After These Docs Saw The Farm, They Didn't Want The City

Friday, August 16, 2013

Missouri medical students who spent a summer working with country doctors were more inclined to pick primary care specialties later on. Nearly half of those who tried a summer in rural practice wound up working in rural areas in their first jobs after finishing medical training.


Strange Bedfellows Among Groups Helping Insurance Buyers

Friday, August 16, 2013

The federal government is divvying up $67 million among more than 100 groups that applied for grants to help people navigate new health insurance options. Insurance health exchanges open for business in October.


Industry Ties Raise Questions About Expert Medical Panels

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

An analysis of 16 recent medical guidelines found evidence of financial ties between key experts and industry. Most of the recommendations expanded the definitions of common illnesses, lowering the threshold for treatment.


Redefining Cancer To Reduce Unnecessary Treatment

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Sometimes the condition a doctor labels as cancer isn't much of a health threat. Some cancer specialists are now looking at whether it's time to rethink what gets called cancer to lower anxiety and cut waste.


If You Could Live To 120, Would You Really Want To?

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Even though most people don't want to live radically longer lives, they figure their neighbors do. A majority say they aren't interested in medical treatments that would let them live to see 120. But more than two-thirds of people polled by the Pew Research Center say others probably would.


Data Dive Finds Doctors For Rent

Monday, August 05, 2013

Doctors in states where corruption is more common appear more likely to be influenced by drug company payments than those in states with fewer corruption-related crimes. Male doctors, overall, appear more likely to be swayed by drug industry payments than their female colleagues.


Doctors' Questions About Guns Spark A Constitutional Fight

Friday, July 19, 2013

Health care providers are fighting a Florida law that would ban them from asking patients about the presence of guns in the home. In an NPR poll, a third of Americans agree with those doctors, while 44 percent support such measures, despite the health risks guns carry.


Who's Watching When You Look For Health Information Online?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.


Feds Bust Drug Websites Masquerading As Big-Name Chains

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado cracked down on more than 1,600 websites that the feds say are breaking the law in the way they're selling prescription drugs, some of them counterfeits.


Laughing Gas Gets A Safety Check

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

There have been nagging questions about whether nitrous oxide during surgery raises the risk of heart attacks and other problems. Now, there's some reassurance, though no definitive answer, from a study that looked at the widely used anesthetic.


AMA Says It's Time To Call Obesity A Disease

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association still has a considerable bully pulpit. And the group's vote Tuesday could give more oomph to efforts to have obesity interventions paid for by insurers and to get the public focused on the problem.


After Long Search, Komen Foundation Replaces Brinker As CEO

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dr. Judith Salerno, a geriatrician, is replacing Nancy Brinker, the cancer philanthropy's founder and longtime chief executive. The change comes more than a year and a half after a decision to halt grants to Planned Parenthood plunged the group into controversy.


Doctors To Vote On Whether Cheerleading Is A Sport

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cheerleading has become a competitive activity in its own right, and it carries a considerable risk of serious injury, including concussion, spinal damage and broken bones. American Medical Association delegates meeting in Chicago will consider a resolution to support the designation of cheerleading as a sport.