Daniel Zwerdling

Daniel Zwerdling appears in the following:

NPR's Past April Fools' Day Pranks

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NPR has a tradition of sneaking in a fake story on April Fools' Day. Guest host Daniel Zwerdling speaks with longtime producers Art Silverman and Barry Gordemer about their favorites from past years.


Lahore Bombing Update

Sunday, March 27, 2016

A blast believed to have been detonated by a suicide bomber ripped through a park in Lahore, Pakistan, near the children's swings, killing at least 65 people who were enjoying a Sunday off.


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

It's not just football players or troops who fought in the wars who suffer from brain injuries. Researchers estimate that hundreds of thousands of ordinary people in the U.S. get potentially serious brain injuries every year, too. Yet they and even their doctors often don't know it.

One such doctor ...


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

Friday, December 04, 2015

The acting secretary of the Army, Eric Fanning, promises to conduct a "thorough, multidisciplinary review" to determine whether thousands of combat soldiers with mental health problems or traumatic brain injuries have been unfairly kicked out of the Army for misconduct.

His promise — in a letter to members of ...


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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The U.S. Army has kicked out more than 22,000 soldiers since 2009 for "misconduct," after they returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and were diagnosed with mental health disorders and traumatic brain injuries. That means many of those soldiers are not receiving the crucial treatment or retirement and 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

When Tove Schuster raced to help a fellow nurse lift a patient at Crozer-Chester Medical Center near Philadelphia in March 2010, she didn't realize she was about to become a troubling statistic.

While working the overnight shift, she heard an all-too-common cry: "Please, I need help. My patient has fallen ...

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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.


After Deadly Chemical Plant Disasters, There's Little Action

Friday, May 17, 2013

You might think that everything would have changed for the chemicals industry on April 16, 1947. That was the day of the Texas City Disaster, the worst industrial accident in U.S. history. A ship loaded with ammonium nitrate — the same chemical that appears to have caused the disaster last ...