June 29, 2011 The dispute over the common child abuse diagnosis is a bitter civil war. And now, the pediatric neurosurgeon who is credited with first observing the syndrome is speaking out for the first time about his concerns over how it is used in child abuse cases.
June 28, 2011 NPR News Investigations, ProPublica and PBS Frontline analyzed nearly two dozen cases in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed work by forensic pathologists. Some of the accused were later cleared, others like Ernie Lopez, remain in prison.
June 28, 2011 NPR News Investigations, ProPublica and PBS Frontline analyzed nearly two dozen cases in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed work by forensic pathologists. Some of the accused were later cleared. Others are still in prison. Read the complete investigation.
April 4, 2011 And in guidance being announced by Vice President Biden today, schools are being told they must investigate such cases in a timely manner. The announcement follows problems uncovered in an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity.
January 4, 2011 After an automobile left him a quadriplegic, Starkloff lived in an nursing home for more than a decade. He was determined to find a way to live independently and made it a life's work.
December 3, 2010 Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, is making a "paradigm shift" in his division to focus more on care-at-home cases.
December 2, 2010 Disagreement persists over whether moving people out of institutions and nursing homes and into home-based care will save or cost money.
December 2, 2010 Traditionally, who lives in a nursing home has been seen as a matter of health. But new health reform law and a U.S. Supreme Court decision say people have a right to get their long-term care at home.
November 24, 2010 It was one of the greatest humanitarian missions in the history of the U.S. military. But not everyone lived to tell the tale. Crew members from the USS Kirk and a family they helped revisit a Vietnam War story of survival and loss.
November 22, 2010 A U.S. District Court judge in Illinois has certified a class action lawsuit on behalf of eight people with severe disabilities who have either aged-out of a medical program for children or who are in danger of soon reaching the age cut off.