Daniel Zwerdling

Daniel Zwerdling appears in the following:

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 state law enforcement officials and others have repeatedly questioned their value.


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 of a potential terrorist attack that could harm an entire community or city.


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 plant explosions, and possible responses by regulators and investigators


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 initiative has more to do with politics and public relations than research.


New Mortgage Program Helps Cambodia's Poor Find Better Homes

Thursday, April 04, 2013

An innovative new loan program in Cambodia targeting low-income residents is a throwback to the days when bankers got to know their customers — and trusted them.

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For One Soldier, Rap Is A Powerful Postwar Weapon

Monday, April 16, 2012

When Jeff Barillaro returned from fighting the war in Iraq, he felt lost. Now known as "Soldier Hard," he's rapping about how war has changed troops and their families. His music is developing a following among other vets and their families, who say his music speaks to them and makes them feel less alone.


Military's Brain-Testing Program A Debacle

Monday, November 28, 2011

The U.S. military is spending tens of millions of dollars to test every service member's brain to find out who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found that military leaders are refusing to carry out the testing program.