Doctor Considers The Pitfalls Of Extending Life And Prolonging Death (NPR)

Humans have had to face death and mortality since since the beginning of time, but our experience of the dying process has changed dramatically in recent history. Haider Warraich, a fellow in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center, tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross that death used to be sudden, unexpected and relatively swift — the … More Doctor Considers The Pitfalls Of Extending Life And Prolonging Death (NPR)

No Doctor Should Work 30 Straight Hours Without Sleep (TheAtlantic)

When Larry Schlachter was a 31-year-old neurosurgeon, he was driving to the hospital early one morning and “just blacked out.” He crashed his car and crushed his chest; broken ribs punctured his thorax, which filled with air and blood. “I almost died.”Instead he was left with 14 fractured bones and a lingering loss of balance. … More No Doctor Should Work 30 Straight Hours Without Sleep (TheAtlantic)