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Death and Data
A common denominator underpins these stories about a possible cancer cluster, a surging suicide rate and the mathematics of mortality. It’s data. Learn More
Death and Lifespan
Our story about top killers likely will alarm the youngest young… and maybe the oldest old… and, OK, everyone in between. Mercifully, there's soothing news too. Learn More
Death and Learning
The dying and dead have much to teach us. Luckily, there are those who are not squeamish about looking it in the eye and candidly reporting back. Learn More
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Lessons from the Dead

Lessons from the Dead

Feature: It’s no accident that injury prevention pioneer Sue Baker began her career in the medical examiner’s office. Forensic insights have fueled injury prevention ever since.

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It Would Break Your Heart

"It Would Break Your Heart"

Feature: Worried about buried chemicals, some people in Frederick, Maryland want to know: Is there a cancer cluster there, and is Fort Detrick the cause?

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Maternity's Thin Line

Maternity's Thin Line

Feature: The largely neglected population of women who nearly die during pregnancy and childbirth have much to teach the world about reducing maternal mortality.

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A Sip of Water

A Sip of Water

Essay: A surgeon confronts a wounded deer—and his own limitations—before realizing that a sip of water may be the best medicine after all.

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Open Mike
To save lives, public health experts must rely on both sides of the brain.

AfterWords
Death is inescapable, inevitable and irredeemably sad. So, why in the hell would we want to devote an entire issue to it?

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Coda
In her tribute to a moving elegy by Emily Dickinson, poet Mary Jo Salter explains why Emily invites us to smile at death.

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Dying Words

The first alum to answer our invitation to share thoughts about death penned a limerick; dozens more wrote a trove of essays, poems and other reflections.

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