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Lessons from the Dead

Lessons from the Dead

Feature: Public health looks to medical examiners' death investigations and forensic data to save lives.

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Saving Others

Saving Others

Side Notes: A mother turns her tragic loss into a commitment to make college campuses safer.

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Since Her Death

Since Her Death

Essay: When a classmate studying mental health took her own life, worlds shattered.

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Rx for Survival

Rx for Survival

Conversation: Drug safety expert G. Caleb Alexander investigates the prescription drug abuse crisis and finds solutions.

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Speak and Save

Speak and Save

In-Depth: Verbal autopsies fill the void where vital records don't exist.

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A Child Lost

A Child Lost

First-Person: In Bangladesh, a narrative of an infant death yields clues in finding the cause.

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Niger's Triumph

Niger's Triumph

Special Report: One of the world's poorest countries deployed four key strategies to cut child mortality in half.

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Investigations

Investigations

Briefs: Immunity for mosquitoes, preventing sudden death.

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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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