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Cause of Death

Why Are Medical Mistakes Our Third Leading Cause of Death?

Allen Frances | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

I have a friend who has lung cancer -- the "good," slow-growing kind. His doctors have been less kind than the cancer. They keep screwing up in ways that seem likely to kill my friend before his cancer does.

Bigger U.S. Health Crisis: Ebola or Addiction?

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

One U.S. death from Ebola and every media outlet around makes it their lead story, treating it as if it's a health crisis of monumental proportions. Meanwhile, nearly 42,000 people die in this country every year as a result of drug overdoses.

How Much Do The Top Causes Of Death Cost?

24/7 Wall St. | Baxter B. Allen, MD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its estimated causes of death for 2010. The 10 leading causes of death in the...

Homicide Not As Deadly For Americans

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime

ATLANTA — For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation's top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung...

Gone Without A Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated

www.propublica.org | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Nothing, it seemed, was unusual about Joseph Shepter's death. A retired U.S. government scientist, Shepter spent his final two years dwelling in a ...

Autopsy Reveals Little In Death Of New Hampshire Girl

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — Law enforcement officials looking into the death of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl whose body was pulled from a river th...

Abe Cahan, Towson University Junior, Found Dead In Home

thetowerlight.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Towson University junior Abe Cahan died Thursday, Sept. 23, according to his father. Police were called to Cahan's Towson Woods apartment at 1:43 p.m....

Harold Dow Died Of Asthma Behind The Wheel

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But late last night, Dow's family released a statement linking his death to an asthma attack behind the wheel. The CBS News report reveals that, accor...

Why Hugo Chavez Dug Up Simon Bolivar's Bones

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Friday before dawn, a Chávez government team ceremoniously opened Bolívar's casket in the National Pantheon in Caracas, where his remains were br...

Simon Bolivar & Arsenic: Poison Killed Latin American Liberator, Says Dr. Paul Auwaerter

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BALTIMORE — Arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause ...

Girl, 6, Commits Suicide: Medical Examiner Stands By Report On Samantha Kuberski, Police Disagree

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The death of a 6-year-old Oregon girl sent to her room after exchanging cross words with her mother has been classified as a suicide by a state medica...

Is Heart Disease The Number 1 Killer In The US? On The Semantics Of Death

Gayatri Devi, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gayatri Devi, M.D.

"Make sure you write advanced Alzheimer's," instructed James, "otherwise it's no good. Crazy I know, but that's bureaucracy for you!" He shrugged.

When Is a Suicide Not a Suicide?

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

I say the city of Albuquerque owes the Parkins family a second opinion. Dr. Baden, who took this case for free, may conclude it was suicide. But I doubt it.