Living funerals are held for those who are still alive but nearing death. Author Mary-Elizabeth Williams speaks about her experience attending her friend's living funeral. Also, about 2 million Americans get drug-resistant infections every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, about 23,000 die. A new diagnostic tool that identifies bacteria quickly, at a genetic level, might help patients and fight antibiotic resistance. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's October 14, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on October 14, 2019.