death

suicide

The Curious Relationship Between Altitude and Suicide Risk

Americans who live in higher-altitude counties are at a higher risk for suicide. Here are a few things that might help explain the correlation.
Hoehun Ha
1.8.19
grief

A Therapist’s Script for Helping a Friend Grieve a Parent

There's no standard “Grief Etiquette 101” manual, but if you don’t want to sound like a generic sympathy card or risk being presumptuous about what this friend's emotional needs are—here are some words that could help.
Juli Fraga
12.19.18
mind

Dreams Can Help People Deal With Grief and Breakups

During painful transitions such as breakups, divorce, and the loss of loved ones, dreams can become so vivid that even the biggest skeptics take notice of their nocturnal visions.
Alice Robb
11.20.18
grief

Experiencing Loss Can Make Celebrating Other People’s Joy Incredibly Painful

Since Jamie died, I’ve tried to protect myself by limiting my exposure to others’ happy life events.
Katie Hawkins-Gaar
11.16.18
COPING

What Can I Do to Process My Dad's Death?

This week in the Coping newsletter: Dealing with loss.
Tonic Editors
10.18.18
suicide

This Is How Therapists Deal When Patients Kill Themselves

Why do we treat personal and professional grief differently, and how can we support professionals who experience traumatic losses?
Lucy Maddox
10.16.18
Doctor's Note

The Cat Who Could Predict Death

Over several years, Oscar the cat had curled up next to 50 patients. Every one of them died shortly thereafter. How could doctors reproduce this ability?
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
9.25.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
body

The Heimlich Maneuver Might Not Be the Best Way to Save a Choking Person

No one, not the Red Cross nor Dr. Henry Heimlich himself, ever completely proved its effectiveness.
Matt Jancer
8.29.18
death

7 Things You Need to Deal With When a Family Member Dies

The bureaucratic tasks—handling bills, dealing with a funeral home, finding bank accounts—can take people by surprise.
Nicole Wetsman
6.28.18
death

Really, Really Old People Talked About Whether They're Ready to Die

"I wish I could snuff it. I'm only in the way."
Jane Fleming
6.20.18
med school

The First Woman Dean Is 'A Sea Of Change' At USC’s Scandal-Plagued Medical School

Laura Mosqueda, a geriatrician, will face a big challenge as USC reels from drug and sexual misconduct scandals that have enraged students and landed the university in legal hot water.
Susan Abram, California Healthline
6.19.18
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