Death with Dignity participation rises in Washington

More terminally ill patients in Washington received prescriptions to end their lives in 2014 than in previous years. Washington’s Death with Dignity Act allows adults in the state with six months […]

10,500 fireworks-related injuries in 2014

An average of seven people die each year from fireworks-related injuries. From 2000 to 2014, the U.S. recorded 106 fireworks-related deaths – that includes at least 11 deaths last year, according […]

Report: Alcohol poisoning kills six people every day

An average of six people die each day in the U.S. from alcohol poisoning. That’s equal to about 2,200 adults. The majority of alcohol poisoning deaths (76 percent) are among adults […]

Dying with dignity in Washington

Right-to-die laws have become a national talking point ever since the country met Brittany Maynard – the 29-year-old, terminally ill woman who ended her own life Saturday. Maynard was diagnosed with […]

Heroin overdose deaths on the rise

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses doubled between 2010 and 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed recent mortality data from 28 states to determine the scope […]

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