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Poetry and Medicine | June 28, 2016 We only have our body Carol Snyder Halberstadt JAMA. 2016;315(24):2737. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.2000. Curl, and rest your head. There is no separation. We are the rooms and the gates that stand in open places, unsealed and closed behind us, becoming fewer. How do we move through the pain of what cannot continue? When I was five years old and my memories began in the sun among blackberries, I found a hen becoming maggots, its feathers of beauty stirring on the earth. Death cannot be healed. Our birth rises to it, as a firefly from the shadows.
Dean Pomerleau posted a topic in General Health and LongevitySince this is a forum about general health and longevity, I thought these two infographics were quite relevant, interesting, and informative. The first shows the leading causes of death in the UK, with each circle proportional to the number of people who die from each cause. The US data is similar: The next I found even more interesting. It represents the risk factors leading death, again in order of frequency. What surprised me most was how low down the list I had to look to find any that CR folks engage in or experience: We've all must die of something (at least for now), but from this list it is hard to say what is going to kill off a CR practitioner! --Dean