Tag Archive | "death"

Private Equity

Death Is Anything But A Dying Business As Private Equity Cashes

A small but growing percentage of the funeral home industry, and the broader death care market, is being gobbled up by private equity-backed firms attracted by high profit margins, predictable income, and the eventual deaths of tens of millions of baby boomers.

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Eating Out 2 Or More Days Weekly Could Shorten Your Life

Eating out is a popular activity worldwide. But, new research reveals that consuming restaurant food two or more days a week is significantly associated with an increased risk of death.

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Sleep Of Five Hours Or Less May Increase Risk Of Dementia, Death

Sleep and health are inextricably connected. New research explores the connection between sleep disturbances and deficiencies among older adults and risk of dementia and death.

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Behind COVID Deaths: A Name, A Family, A Story

More than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. It is the latest sign of a generational tragedy that leaves in its wake an expanse of grief that cannot be captured in a string of statistics.

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Coronavirus, nursing home

Coronavirus Deadly To Those Over 80, But Many Are Surviving

Anna Marie Bresnan, who lives at Philadelphia Protestant Home, a retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia, is 84 and has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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hospice care

Patients Want To Die At Home, But Hospice Care Can Strain Families

When it comes to where we die, the U.S. has reached a tipping point. Home is now the most common place of death, according to new research, and a majority of Medicare patients are turning to hospice services to help make that possible.

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