Firearms are the second leading cause of death among US children and adolescents.
The processing time for the government's Funeral Expenses Payment is decreasing, but the costs related to a funeral are still high.
While 92% of adults feel that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, only 32% have actually done so.
More than one-quarter of home care workers are born outside of the U.S. Stricter immigration laws could make it harder to find people to do this aide work.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
The death of a close friend is a much overlooked bereavement.
It might appear to many that atheism is a modern idea. However, in parts of Asia, particularly in India, atheism has been part of beliefs for thousands of years.
With digital immortality comes fear of digital erasure from those who treasure messages and photos of dead loved ones.
Religious and cultural beliefs play a role in the country's organ donor shortages. But these factors alone grossly oversimplifies the issue.
When it comes to helping students who've lost a loved one, educators often don't know what to do or say. A pediatrician offers insights on how schools can support children in grief.
The dying person may face an inner struggle. They may want to be involved in activities but may not have the physical and emotional capacity to deal with the heightened stress and stimulation.
The scientific explanations might not be definitive, but your brain is largely responsible.
Rituals, such as keeping vigil, can help people when a loved one is near the end of their life.
There is a gap in most people's knowledge – experiential poverty – about how to deal with death.
Research shows therapeutic psilocybin to be a safe and effective antidote to end-of-life anxiety and depression. Does prohibition therefore violate our right to "life, liberty and security?"
You've more than likely heard of birth doulas. But nowadays, death doulas are providing support at the end of life. How they fit into existing structures of care remains to be understood.
People who are more open-minded seem to be less bothered about closure.
Some people can will themselves to death. Here are the five stages.
It's important to make genuine room for children in discussions about death, ritual planning and meaning-making.
With fall almost upon us, there's a lot we can learn from the changing season.