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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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The Way Forward

The Way Forward

Side Note: Difficult investigations of potential cancer clusters are unavoidable, so we have to do the best science to better understand causes and prevent future losses, says epidemiologist Thomas Burke.

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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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The Mathematics of Mortality

The Mathematics of Mortality

Conversation: Vladimir Canudas Romo explains the art and science of demography.

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Illuminating Insights

Illuminating Insights

In-Depth: The who and how behind a surging suicide rate informs prevention.

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Mom's Second Chance

Mom's Second Chance

First-Person: Remembering a desperate time in his mother’s life, Daniel Webster is grateful for one thing. There were no guns in the house.

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Life Summit

Life Summit

Special Report: 23 experts, 450 attendees, a mayor and a governor chart solutions to America’s gun violence problem.

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Investigations

Investigations

Briefs: Road traffic injuries, the virtual patient project, tweaking city zoning, clues to longer living.

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Alumni Essays

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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