death http://ripr.org en Crossing The Threshold From Life To Death, With Music http://ripr.org/post/crossing-threshold-life-death-music <p>I recently met someone who told me she's a member of the Hartford "Threshold Choir," and that she and her choir mates sing at the bedside of the dying.</p><p>At a time when you're more likely to encounter choirs of carolers, I thought it might be interesting to hear about some different voices.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:28:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26552 at http://ripr.org Suicide now kills more people than car wrecks http://ripr.org/post/suicide-now-kills-more-people-car-wrecks <p>A troubling finding out this week in the <em>American Journal of Public Health</em>.The <a href="http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300960">article</a>, “Leading Causes of Unintentional and Intentional Injury Mortality: United States, 2000-2009,” by Ian R. H. Rockett, et al., looked at data from the National Center for Health Statistics on all kinds of intentional and accidental&nbsp; injury-related deaths, and in particular at five causes: suicide, car accidents, homicide, poisoning, and falls. Here’s what they found:</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8289 at http://ripr.org