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Value-based payments are expected to focus more on outcomes – improvement in health – than process, or doing “things” to or for patients. For instance, value-based payments will focus more on whether patients’ treatments for diabetes are resulting in improved care rather than just whether patients with diabetes are receiving certain tests.

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I have known for years that hurt people hurt people. This thinking was reinforced when I served on the staff of the largest church in the state of Georgia for more than 20 years, and in our vast congregation of over 9,000 people from all over the area, we saw true-to-life examples of the pain inflicted on others by those who had been hurt years ago. Later, while working in an international ministry and traveling all over America and in some foreign countries, we saw even more evidence of the same truth.

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Lasagna gardening with speakers Phyllis Smith and Ann Bares, with help from butt

We can thank Master Gardener team leaders Toni Clark, Tony Lucenti, Cecil Hightower, Jerry Jobe, Melissa Starr, Dorothy Norris, Diane Davis, Penny Gilfillian, Phyllis Smith Stellina Reid, Joyce Logan, Carolyn Barras and many more for this years very successful Annual Fall Plant Sale.

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Dr. Waqar Ahmad demonstrates how to wear an oxygen treatment hood in the hyperba

When 64-year-old Nederland resident Gwendolyn Maldonado injured her left leg during a trip-and-fall accident in her living room May 12, 2012, what seemed at that time like a minor mishap turned catastrophic.

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It’s been a slow season for bow hunters, but things will pick up big time once w

Bow season on deer is in full swing across Texas and will continue through Nov. 6. The regular gun season in most Texas counties will run from Nov. 7 – Jan. 3. The South Texas season runs from Nov. 7 – Jan. 17.

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