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Black-owned funeral homes face existential challenge

Nov 4, 2014
As black neighborhoods change, funeral directors are struggling to adapt.
Posted In: funerals, cremation, death
Washington Cemetary

How do cemeteries make money?

Oct 13, 2014
The better question may be: What do they do when they run out of space?
Posted In: death, user-generated content, cemeteries, Burial

Life as a remover

Jul 15, 2014
It takes a certain temperament to move corpses to funeral homes for a living.
Posted In: memoirs, death

Lessons on dying, to be learned from doctors

Jun 3, 2014
Examining the choices doctors make about their own final days helps the rest of us
Posted In: doctors, death
FedEx delivery

PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx

May 8, 2014
The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.
Posted In: fedex, shipping, HHS, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, cremation, death

How doctors die

Nov 19, 2013
In facing death, and making preparations for it, doctors are showing the way for others.
Posted In: doctors, death

What ghosts are you living with in your house? (Plus, a quiz!)

Oct 31, 2013
Want to know who died in your house? Now there's a website where you can find out.
Posted In: death, real estate

Understanding the high cost of saying goodbye

Mar 22, 2013
Ten percent of all health care dollars are spent in the last year of life. Those final days are when the toughest, most costly decisions are made, and emotion can easily overrun decision making. Here's one man's story about the choices he made.
Posted In: death, health care

Far-flung relatives now watch funerals online

Feb 22, 2013
Turns out online funerals aren’t just for celebrities. More and more families across the U.S. are looking at them as a way to cut costs, and include more friends and relatives.
Posted In: online funeral, funerals, death

The dangers of summer fun

Aug 8, 2012
Some of America's favorite summertime activities may be fun, but they come with a lot of risks.
Posted In: summer, safety, death, recreation, swimming, biking

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