Dr. Osterholm:  Covid’s “Darkest Days” Still Ahead

Posted on June 17th, 2020
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“We are not driving this tiger, we are riding it,” epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota told Chris Wallace during a Sunday television interview. The tiger in question is coronavirus.  And Dr. Osterholm is convinced it is a much more heinous foe than we have struggled with to date. “We are going to see […]

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Grammy Winner Lynn Harrell Overcame Tragic Deaths Through His Music

Posted on May 15th, 2020
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Tragic death was no stranger to Lynn Harrell. The legendary, Grammy winning cellist was 15 when his father died of cancer. Just over two years later, his mother was killed in an automobile accident. By the age of 18, he was on his own. “It took a long time to come to terms with it,” […]

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Special Information from CDC on Cremations and Funerals

Posted on March 20th, 2020
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “Practical COVID-19 Guidance for Funeral Directors.” Noting that “COVID-19 is a recent disease and we are still learning how it spreads,” a CDC spokesperson said that the ultimate goal in releasing the guidelines “is to save lives.” The information is aimed at assuring that funeral, […]

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Dr. Robert Tenery: The Essence of a Physician

Posted on March 5th, 2020
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“A good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” This quote, which has been attributed to many sources, perfectly describes Dr. Robert Tenery of Dallas, Texas. He passed away at the age of 77 on February 3, 2020. For 46 years, he practiced ophthalmology at Medical City Hospital. […]

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Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes Investigate Death

Posted on February 28th, 2020
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In an era when social media was a handwritten letter, Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle were internationally famous celebrities. The illusionist who could vanish an elephant and the writer who created Sherlock Holmes were also the unlikeliest of friends. The only commonality was that both had a profound interest in life after death. The […]

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