Post-Mortem DNA Testing – The Gift That Saves Lives

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

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Why Do Jews Put Stones On Graves?

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Walking through a traditional Jewish cemetery reveals scores of stones that have been placed upon the headstones and graves of the deceased. But why are these stones on Jewish graves and who put them there? The stones found on Jewish grave markers signify that someone came to visit the grave and is intended as a…

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Read The Fine Print

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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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Cremation Rates Around The World

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Cremation Rates Around The World Ever wonder how many people get cremated around the world.  Well, it turns out that the United States lags most industrialized countries in terms of cremation versus burial.  According to the Cremation Society of Great Britain, in concentrated urban areas around the globe, the cremation rate is often greater than…

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Inexpensive Tips for Selecting the Perfect Cremation Urn

It’s easy and inexpensive to purchase the perfect cremation urn for your loved one.  Below are a few easy tips for making the best choice.  Tip #1 – Usually, $100 is the maximum you should pay.  $100 is more than enough to purchase the highest quality urns manufactured anywhere in the world (other than specialty…

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7 Tips To Help Prevent Deadly Drug Interactions

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COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, and that includes how prescription drugs are purchased. Many of us are purchasing drugs through the internet and having them delivered to our homes. While convenient, online pharmacies present new risks.  The problem created by online pharmacies is the loss of the last line of protection – the staff…

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Grief Counseling and the Enduring Burden of Loss

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I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew and close friends were just yesterday, and I am overwhelmed with…

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How To Avoid Funeral And Cremation Scams

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Learn The Do’s And Don’ts Purchasing a funeral or cremation for yourself, or a loved one, is vastly different than all other consumer purchases. The combination of grief, fear and loss makes everyone vulnerable. Unscrupulous funeral directors regularly take advantage of customer vulnerability to take advantage of customers. They use high-pressure sales techniques designed to…

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