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Maternity's Thin Line

Maternity's Thin Line

Feature: What separates young mothers who die from survivors?

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Survival Story

Survival Story

Side-Note: For a Ghanian mother, the birth of her daughter was a near-death experience.

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Death, Reimagined

Death, Reimagined

Essay: From hair wreaths to post-mortem photos—our romantic view of death had to change for public health to advance.

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No Death, No Life

No Death, No Life

Conversation: Molecular biologist J. Marie Hardwick shares the life-affirming nature of cell death.

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A Better Way to Die

A Better Way to Die

In-Depth: Palliative care attracts attention from public health (finally).

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Good Endings

Good Endings

First-Person: A nurse advocates an end-of-life-care philosophy that gives patients a voice.

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies

Special Report: Five notorious killers top researchers' most-wanted lists.

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Investigations

Investigations

Briefs: New hopes for cholera vaccination, cord infections prevented, kidney disease is not normal, how mental health affects health.

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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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