Death & Dying


U.S. Death Rate Rises for 5 of the 12 Top Causes

Part of the report, Health, United States, 2017, includes a feature that focuses on mortality in America, examining when, why, and where people are dying.

By Diane Domina

Grief: The Way to Continue on Is to Work Through It

Dr. Gail Gross, Ph.D., doctor of education and nationally recognized family, child development, and human behavior expert, author, and educator talks about how to deal with the grief and massive life changes after losing a parent.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Metastatic Breast Cancer Goodbyes

Someone you love has metastatic breast cancer, and it's time to say goodbye. Follow this advice for working through your emotions and being there at the end.

By PJ Hamel

Feeling Grief, Relief, and Guilt as Caregiving Ends

A mix of emotions is common for caregivers when caregiving responsibilities are over. Here are some coping strategies.

By Elizabeth Millard

How to Deal with Conflicting End-of-Life Emotions

How to deal with mixed feelings of guilt, sadness, loss and even joy when losing a loved one after a battle with an illness.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Math Genius, Wife, Mother — Gone at 40

The world of mathematics has lost one of its brightest stars to breast cancer: Maryam Mirzkhani.

By PJ Hamel

Study Finds More Women are Living Longer with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Many people think metastatic breast cancer is a death knell, but more women are living longer despite this serious diagnosis.

By Phyllis Johnson

How to Will Your Body to Science

Considerations to make when choosing to donate your body to science.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

For Friends and Family: Knowing When to Let Go

You’ve been caring for – or maybe simply just caring about – someone with breast cancer. That person has come to a fork in the road: continue treatment, or give it up? Your mom, your sister, your friend is leaning toward ending her potentially life-p...

By PJ Hamel