The 1968 Harvard criteria for brain death face new inquiries.
Some people who lose loved ones to COVID-19 will face an inconsolable grief—a second epidemic the nation is poorly prepared to handle.
New data may solve two of the most famous “cold cases” in medical history—the deaths of Ernest Shackleton and Edgar Allen Poe.
The traditional post-mortem undergoes a reinvention.
Near-death experiences have been the domain of pseudoscience. But clinicians ignore them at their peril.
Why do some people react poorly, even catastrophically, in emergency situations?
The risk of dying from heart disease varies dramatically from one ZIP code to the next. Researchers are teasing apart the reasons why.
Oregon’s Death With Dignity Act crosses the 20-year mark.
Adept at saving lives, we need to learn how to let patients go, say three physician-essayists, who consider why a “good death” is so elusive.
Psychiatrist and Jesuit priest Ned Cassem discusses death and dying.
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