Thank you for pointing it out. I do think the topic was neglected in the otherwise informative article (moreso compared to other matters that aren't as life-and-death).
Surprised the post didn't include easy access to medicine and swift, adequate medical help as one of the Essentials, as that would be the biggest deciding factor for me.
(Cryonics belongs here as well, I suppose.)
How about "small chunks of curiosity"?