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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There Are No Good Uses For Dryer Lint

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A few days ago, I was emailed an article that suggested dryer lint is a hidden source of value.  The article stated that if we only make a little effort to recycle our dryer lint, we can save a ton of money.  The article suggested recycling dryer lint as filler in craft projects, dog beds,…

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Dogs Are Bucking The Trend

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Hold on to your leashes, folks, because we’ve got some pawsitively mind-boggling news about our four-legged friends. Dogs Have Larger Brains Now Than Before Recent research reveals that dogs are evolving and now have larger brains than their ancestors. Hungarian and Swedish scientists have unleashed a surprising finding: our beloved canines are becoming brainier.  It…

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

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My First Try at the Perfect Gift Was Rejected by my Wife and Daughter Father’s Day is just around the corner, and I have been searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift recommendation.  I had a great one (I thought) that I was going to tell you about – that is until my wife and…

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