Daniel Zwerdling

Daniel Zwerdling appears in the following:

Senators Want Moratorium On Dismissing Soldiers During Investigation

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Army continues to kick out combat soldiers with mental health problems for misconduct, even as it investigates the practice.


How A Simple Bump Can Cause An Insidious Brain Injury

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people suffer brain injuries each year. Sometimes the damage is caused by something that seems innocuous, like a stumble or a bump on the head. When should you see a doctor?


Army Says It Will Review Cases Of Dismissed Soldiers With Mental Health Problems

Friday, December 04, 2015

The Army says it will conduct a "thorough, multidisciplinary review" to determine whether thousands of combat soldiers with those issues or TBIs have been unfairly kicked out of the Army.


Thousands Of Soldiers With Mental Health Disorders Kicked Out For 'Misconduct'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

An investigation by NPR and Colorado Public News reveals soldiers who return from Iraq and Afghanistan with mental health disorders are being dismissed without treatment or health care benefits.


Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Army has "separated" more than 22,000 soldiers for "misconduct" since 2009 — often without benefits — after they returned from war with mental health problems or brain injuries.


Vietnam War Study Raises Concerns About Veterans' Mental Health

Friday, July 24, 2015

A federally mandated study shows that almost 300,000 Vietnam veterans still struggle with daily health problems linked to the traumas they experienced more than 40 years ago during the war.


OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcing safe patient handling practices to prevent hospital workers from suffering debilitating injuries.


Despite High Rates Of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

While industry and government officials agree something needs to be done to prevent the tens of thousands of debilitating injuries among nursing staff, nobody can agree how to enforce it.

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At VA Hospitals, Training And Technology Reduce Nurses' Injuries

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking a lead among other hospital systems in the country to keep nurses and other staff from getting injured when they move and lift patients.


Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

When Terry Cawthorn severely injured her back on the job, Mission Hospital refused to take responsibility — an attitude toward nurses that NPR found in hospitals across the U.S.

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Even 'Proper' Technique Exposes Nurses' Spines To Dangerous Forces

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What exactly is happening to nurses' backs when they move and lift patients? NPR's Daniel Zwerdling teamed with scientists for a high-tech look inside his own back as he tried the same maneuvers.


Hospitals Fail To Protect Nursing Staff From Becoming Patients

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Nursing employees suffer 35,000 back and other injuries nearly every year. But many career-ending injuries could be prevented if hospitals brought in new technology and taught "safe patient handling."

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New Shooting Revives Old Questions About Mental Health In Military

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The mass shooting at Fort Hood, the second at the same Army base in just five years, is renewing questions about the state of mental health treatment on U.S. military bases.


ACLU Report Questions 'Suspicious Activity' Reporting

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained internal documents from the federal government's anti-terrorism programs — relying on "suspicious activity reports" — that suggest that...


Fort Hood Shooter To Represent Himself In Court-Martial

Monday, August 05, 2013

The court-martial of Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others in the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.


After Deadly Chemical Plant Disasters, There's Little Action

Friday, May 17, 2013

Proposals for chemical plants to use "inherently safer" design practices have been blocked by industry executives and their allies in Congress, despite deadly accidents and the risk o...


From Family To Digital Footprints: A Portrait Of Tsarnaevs

Saturday, April 20, 2013

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling reports on what's known about the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.


Friends, Family Describe Suspects In Boston Marathon Attack

Friday, April 19, 2013

Danny Zwerdling reports on what's known about the two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing.


Agencies That Oversee Fertilizer Plants Have Spotty Records

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Melissa Block talks to Danny Zwerdling about what's known so far in the Texas fertilizer plant explosion. They cover its operations, past safety problems, the history of fertilizer pl...


Researchers Question Obama's Motives For Brain Initiative

Friday, April 05, 2013

President Obama's announcement this week that he's launching a brain initiative generated widespread and enthusiastic media coverage. Researchers, however, are suggesting the initiati...