November 29, 2011 Thanhha Lai's novel for young people, Inside Out & Back Again, conveys the wonders of being rescued in 1975 during an operation led by the USS Kirk. Last year, NPR shared other tales of that operation from refugees and U.S. sailors.
September 2, 2011 The new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on the grounds of the Navy's campus in Bethesda, Md., combines two flagship military hospitals in an effort to improve patient care. Combining two institutions with their own long — and separate — cultures and history won't be easy.
July 19, 2011 Bylon Alexander dreamed of leaving the nursing home she lived in and move into her own apartment. But tragedy struck just as she got closer to that goal.
July 18, 2011 After six years in a nursing home, Rosa Hendrix has moved into her own apartment. Hendrix was featured in an NPR News investigation that examined a new federal law that gives people with disabilities the right to receive long-term health care in their own homes.
July 1, 2011 A new study suggests that babies can die by violent shaking alone, but not in the way doctors have thought. A series of autopsies suggests damage to the neck rather than the brain can be fatal.
June 30, 2011 Tammy Marquardt is one of at least a dozen people prosecuted for killing children in Ontario based on what later turned out to be tainted medical evidence. In just the past few years, courts have overturned several of those convictions, and more are under review.
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.