Nearly a third of all airplane deaths are preventable, but in the decisive moment most of us will freeze up.
July 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
It’s not exactly true that everyone grieves in their own way. It’s a universal experience, which is good, because that can help us to better understand the mourning among us.
June 16, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
The extreme survival tricks of hibernators could help us overcome life-threatening injuries.
June 12, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
How technicalities, not morals, are bringing down the death penalty.
June 9, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Many mental illnesses and addictions are more heavily associated with premature deaths than heavy smoking, yet we tend to be less aware of their risks.
June 5, 2014 • 10:57 AM • Share
Amid drug shortage, states look to shady distributors—with disastrous results.
April 11, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Increased vigilance isn’t necessarily the best way to prevent child-safety issues and injuries.
March 25, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month—a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals.
March 11, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Lesley Evans Ogden takes a tour of seven cities on two wheels.
March 11, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Since the mysterious death of Linda Carswell’s husband, a Texas hospital has kept his heart on ice. Last week, an appeals court lifted an order blocking Carswell’s family from retrieving it.
September 6, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Given the opportunity, most doctors would turn down almost every form of intervention available.
July 1, 2013 • 2:00 PM • Share
An analysis of obituaries suggests high-achieving individuals tend to live longer than average—except for performers and athletes.
April 17, 2013 • 4:15 PM • Share
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