Frequently Asked Questions About Cremation

Posted on February 20th, 2020
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                                    Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about cremation: How much does a direct cremation in Dallas, Texas cost? In 2020, the average cost of a direct cremation in the Dallas area is around […]

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Cremation By The Numbers

Posted on February 6th, 2020
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For more than 20 years, the Cremation Association of North America has been tracking deathcare numbers. The next annual report will be released in May — if it’s like the last few years, cremations will continue in what has been called a Rapid Growth Phase. In 2002, the cremation rate in the United States was 28.2%. The […]

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Dr. Maureen Keeley Explains the Language of the Dying

Posted on January 29th, 2020
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In their classic, Final Conversations — Helping the Living and the Dying Talk to Each Other, Drs. Maureen Keeley and Julie Yingling write: “Death and taxes are the only guarantees in life, and yet taxes are far easier to talk about. Death has become a taboo topic in our society.” Taboo, that is, until it […]

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Carol Channing: Almost at Rest

Posted on December 30th, 2019
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When Carol Channing passed away at the age of 97 last January, her publicist, B. Harlan Boll, and a group of her associates set about fulfilling her dying wish — that her cremains be sprinkled in the alley between the Curran and Geary theaters in San Francisco. She had been raised in that area and […]

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A Prescription for Trouble

Posted on November 20th, 2019
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“Washington is such a strange place. You stand up to say something in Congress, nobody listens and then everybody disagrees.” Those comments from Will Rogers, made almost 100 years ago, still apply today — except on one subject, prescription drugs. Politicians and voters agree in overwhelming numbers that the cost of drugs is too high […]

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