There is new cure for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease are you at risk? with a Yes and No check box.

As long as I can remember, Sickle Cell Disease was a fatal disease that robbed its victims of quality of life before eventually killing them. Approximately 100,000 Americans live with this disease.   Just last week, we cremated a young woman and mother of two who died of Sickle Cell Disease. She suffered her entire life from extraordinary…

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Adjusting Holiday Traditions After a Loss

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we know that for families that have suffered a loss, the prospect of an empty chair at the Thanksgiving table is a terrible prospect.  It is tough to be joyful and give thanks when your heart is being ripped apart.   How to Deal With the Death of a…

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Uncover the Truth: How Private Autopsy Services Can Provide Closure

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Losing a loved one is an experience that leaves many questions unanswered, especially when the cause of death is uncertain. During these challenging times, people often seek closure and peace of mind by understanding the circumstances surrounding their loved one’s passing. Private autopsy services offer a unique and comprehensive approach that can help uncover the…

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Dog TV – An Idea That Actually Works

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As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to be happy, comfortable, and entertained.  And, I think that everyone worries about how our canine companions feel when we leave them alone at home.  If you are like our family, we turn on the TV to keep the dogs company and entertain them while we are…

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The Most Popular Oral Decongestants Are No Better Than Snake Oil

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Who would have guessed that many popular oral decongestants are worse than snake oil?  Certainly not me.  Do The Most Popular Cold Medicines Work? But, it turns out that the most popular over-the-counter cold medicines do not work, and may be harmful to your health.   According to recent FDA panel findings, the most popular oral…

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Coins Are Placed on the Graves of Former Soldiers

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If you ever go to a cemetery, you will most likely see coins on top of some gravestones.   But has anyone ever explained to you why people leave coins and what they mean?  Where did the tradition of leaving coins on a gravestone originate? The tradition of leaving coins on gravestones has been around…

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Somehow Florida’s Hospitals are Getting Worse

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Florida, with its sunny beaches and vibrant communities, is a dream destination for many. But is it the right place for high-quality healthcare? Let’s take a deep dive. Remember my email from last year about the US News and World Report hospital rankings?   A year ago I highlighted concerns about Florida’s healthcare system, emphasizing its…

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Misdiagnosis Happens Every Day!

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I am neither a funeral director nor a medical professional.  I am just a lawyer who is the part owner of a group of funeral homes who writes to you occasionally.  What I’ve Learned Since entering the funeral business, I have learned that medical malpractice through misdiagnosis occurs daily and kills thousands yearly. Not surprisingly,…

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12 Things To Do After The Funeral

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I know it feels “cold” to plan for the practical and financial aspects of your loved one’s death.  To Plan Or Not No one wants to think about money and administrative details when mourning.  But, as much as we don’t like to address these issues, they are a must and won’t go away just because…

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Air B&B Rentals Have Hidden Cameras

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It isn’t easy to constantly think up exciting topics to email you about.   I read hundreds of articles weekly and select the ones that catch my attention.  After additional research, I try to summarize what I have learned and then email you.   Hotel Owners Plant Hidden Cameras In Rooms So, imagine my surprise when I…

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