New Federal Rules Regarding Patient Access To Medical Records

Medical records

Learn Your Rights Healthcare providers have a legal obligation to provide access to medical records both while a patient is alive and after death.   Almost every week, I speak to a family whose loved one died, was denied access to medical records, and has no idea why their loved one passed. This is both an ethical wrong and…

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What Is “Cremation Society”?

Aluminum Urns

What’s The Difference? Maybe there was a time in history when the words “cremation society” had a special meaning, but that time has long since gone away.   There no difference between cremation societies and other providers of cremation services.   Cremation society is a marketing term mostly meant to mislead consumers.   The term cremation society is…

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Good News For Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts….

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I am a coffee drinker.    I don’t like my coffee straight, and I don’t care if it is gourmet coffee.  I want milk and sugar in it, and I love the different flavors of coffee that I can brew in my Keurig coffee maker. There is a potential health reason to drink coffee (other than not…

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A New Age For Film Festivals

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When I lived in New York, I was a regular at film festivals and loved the experience.  Film festivals have provided a venue for many iconic blockbusters, and independent and rising directors, actors, and producers use film festivals to introduce their work to audiences.  Film festivals level the competitive playing field between large budget studios…

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