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A Life Well Lived

Musings On Life & What Comes After.

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8 Packaged Foods That Are Healthy And Perfect For A Hurricane Food Stash

By Mark Sunshine | August 21, 2020

Hurricane season is upon us (again) and as I write this to you, there are three potential hurricanes coming in our general direction from across the Atlantic Ocean. I have no idea if any of these three storms will hit us, but just in case…I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some…

1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews Carry a Fatal Genetic Mutation -Eliminate These Diseases For Your Family With Post-Mortem DNA Testing

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

The National Gaucher Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews, those of Eastern European descent, carry one or more fatal genetic mutations.  This problem arose because for thousands of years, the Eastern European Jewish community only married and inter-married within a closed society.  At some time in the past, specific genetic mutations occurred and…

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Ashkenazi Jews Are At Heightened Risk Of The BRCA Gene Mutation The National Cancer Institute Recommends DNA Testing For ALL Ashkenazi Jews

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

I know too many Jewish women who have died from breast or ovarian cancer.  When I was 11 years old, my Aunt died of pancreatic cancer, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer and many men in my family have had prostate cancer.  I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and there is a good chance that a…

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The BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations Kill. Post-Mortem DNA Testing Saves Lives.

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

Kronish Funeral Services wants to help future generations avoid the pain, suffering, and heartache of cancer caused by BRCA gene mutations.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are often responsible for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer.  This gene mutation also causes a host of other…

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Can Post-Mortem DNA Testing Affect Your Children’s Ability to Get Health Insurance?

By Mark Sunshine | July 15, 2020

No – post-mortem DNA testing has no adverse effect on your children’s ability to get insurance.  One of the drawbacks of DNA and ancestry testing programs is the possibility that the results may be used by insurance companies and employers to discriminate based upon adverse test results.  DNA testing results identify pre-existing medical conditions and…

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Post-Mortem DNA Testing – The Gift That Saves Lives

By Mark Sunshine | July 13, 2020

A simple mouth swab and collection of a few hair follicles after you have died can save generations of your descendants from an early death.  The miracle of modern medicine makes this possible.  It is called post-mortem DNA testing and Kronish Funeral Services is now arranging this life-saving service for its customers.  Even after death,…

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Religious Myths Busted – The Jewish View Of Organ Donation

By Mark Sunshine | May 29, 2020

Is Organ Donation A Violation Of Jewish Law I can’t tell you how many times observant Jews have told me that it is a violation of Jewish law to donate organs.  But, as it turns out, this “prohibition” on Jewish organ donation is false and should be ignored.  Jewish law and tradition state that life…

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Read The Fine Print Before Purchasing Medical Travel Insurance

By Mark Sunshine | May 22, 2020

It May Not Cover Pandemics Talk about fine print surprising and hurting consumers…if you read the fine print on most medical travel insurance policies you will discover that they exclude coverage for pandemics, including COVID-19.   This means, even if you purchase medical travel insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses while traveling, you aren’t…

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A Simple Guide To The Timeline of Jewish Mourning

By Mark Sunshine | May 8, 2020

Jewish Timeline for Mourning Judaism provides a very defined and easy-to-understand timeline for mourning the loss of a loved one. However, many Jews, even those who are observant, do not know the timeline and are often confused by the ritual.   This article is intended to provide a simple guide for families of every denomination to…

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The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life

By Mark Sunshine | May 1, 2020

The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life Plan Now For Your Funeral During the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are having a hard time planning for their funerals.  The topic of death is something we are all dealing with on a day-to-day basis and in many ways, the issue raises…

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