Funeral services in the age of COVID-19: "You have no idea what it's like"

Apr 3, 2020
The things that can make funerals cathartic aren’t possible right now.
Due to a surge in deaths caused by the Coronavirus, hospitals are using refrigerator trucks as makeshift morgues. Above, medical workers remove a body from a refrigerator truck outside of the Brooklyn Hospital on March 31.
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What happens when a body is donated to science?

Oct 27, 2017
The growing industry of body part sales.

Can harvesting young blood help the aging process?

Jul 24, 2017
At least two companies have started doing human trials.
William Hartnell (1908 - 1975, center) stars as the doctor alongside Dracula and Frankenstein's monster in "The Chase," an episode of the long-running television series "Doctor Who."
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Prince refused to be a commodity

Apr 21, 2016
Yale professor Daphne A. Brooks talks about the musician's life and legacy.
Prince performs at the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival at the Superdome on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
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How doctors die

Jan 19, 2016
In facing death, and making preparations for it, doctors are showing the way for others.

Police cams center of story, again, in Sandra Bland case

Jul 22, 2015
Dashcam footage released Tuesday shows the arrest of the 28-year-old woman who was found dead three days later in her jail cell.

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The cost of inefficient Social Security record keeping

Mar 10, 2015
Banks, the IRS and others rely on the "death master file."

Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

Nov 4, 2014
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Dwayne Bickham, an attendant at Bowman and Young who has worked there since he was 17.
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