end of life

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Last Drop

Nobody knows the full story of why legendary surfer Andy Irons died in a Dallas hotel room earlier this month. But some who knew him have come forward to discuss the demons he’d battled for years.

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The Strange Happiness of the Emergency Medic

On what you come to appreciate after a short apprenticeship with paramedics.

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The Coming Death Shortage

Many experts believe it’s inevitable that in the coming decades, humans will figure out how to live considerably longer lives. It might not be a good thing.

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About a Boy

The life and death of Johnny Romano, the youngest pro skateboarder ever.

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Letting Go

Should modern medicine shift its end-of-life priorities, focusing less on staving off death and more on improving a patient’s last days?

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As Good as Dead

Is there really such a thing as brain death?