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What Are Death Certificates and Why Do You Need Them?

By Mark Sunshine | Oct 5, 2021

I know that this isn’t the most fun topic I have ever emailed you about, but it is still important.     Death certificates are some of the least understood legal documents in America.     What is a certified Florida death certificate? Death certificates are official legal documents issued by Florida that certify an individual’s date,…

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It’s True!!! I Know How To Reduce Your 10-Year Risk Of Dying By 50% to 70%

By Mark Sunshine | Sep 24, 2021

There is a simple formula to reduce your 10-year risk of dying by 50% to 70%.  How To Reduce Your Risk? Just walk a lot.  That’s it. Just walk a lot.    According to a study conducted and supported by a group of premier research institutions In this cohort study of 2110 adults, participants taking at…

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What Makes A Meaningful Yom Kippur?

By Mark Sunshine | Sep 9, 2021

I’ve been a Jew for a long time (a really long time).    Every year that I can remember, I have been asked what is a meaningful Yom Kippur fast? Even when I was a child, my Rabbi (and next-door neighbor) used to ask me this question, as if I knew the answer.  Years later, I became…

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A Quick Reference Guide To Wakes, Funerals, And Memorial Services

By Mark Sunshine | Aug 23, 2021

Wake, Funeral and Memorial Service Defined Unless you have suffered from the loss of a close relative and were responsible for planning the funeral, it is very possible that you don’t know the different terms used in the funeral industry. After all, funerals are not a fun topic for casual day-to-day conversation, and why would…

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Buzz Lightyear Helps With Pushy Cemetery Salespeople

By Mark Sunshine | Aug 20, 2021

As you may know, I am relatively new to the death services industry and not a licensed funeral director.   Unfortunately, sometimes industry veterans think that they can take advantage of me because I am a relative rookie.     This recently happened at a large commercial for-profit cemetery.   The cemetery manager, for whom I was doing…

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New Federal Rules Regarding Patient Access To Medical Records

By SunshineK12Smith | Aug 4, 2021

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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#1 Yelp Rated and Most 5-Star Google Reviews

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 30, 2021

Affordable and Dignified Sunshine Cremation’s prepaid and at-need cremation plans are designed to be all-inclusive, dignified, and affordable.    While our plans are value-oriented, we are never “cheap” and always attempt to provide a dignified service.   These are just two reasons that Sunshine Cremation is #1 Yelp Rated and has the most 5-Star Google Reviews of…

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Don’t Get Sick In Florida!!

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 30, 2021

Hospital Rankings Earlier today, U.S. News published its annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll and not a single Florida-based hospital was ranked nationally in the top 20.  It is surprising that Florida does not have a single hospital in the top 20, since Florida is the third most populous state in the nation and is relatively affluent.  …

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The Mystery of Inflight WiFi Explained

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 30, 2021

Wifi Explained I know that explaining how airplanes get inflight WiFi and streaming TV is not an obvious topic for a funeral home.   I send you emails on diverse topics because it is my goal to help you live a richer, healthier, and more fun life.  And, sometimes I pick topics based upon “stuff” that…

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