Commentary

In the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs, an article appeared titled, “Patient and Family Engagement: A Framework For Understanding The Elements And Developing Interventions and Policies.” This article provides significant insight into changing roles of patients and providers in the “new structures” of healthcare delivery, such as patient-centered medical home, accountable care organizations and others.

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The new 2013 Ram 1500 retains its ruggedly handsome appearance with all-new interior and exterior design aesthetics, and every Ram 1500 truck benefits from new content specifically designed to match each model’s unique style.
The 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 is available in nine models: Tradesman, Express, HFE, SLT, Lone Star/Bighorn, Outdoorsman, Sport, Laramie and Laramie Longhorn.
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In every basic economics or introduction to business class since the original “Adam Smith,” the business student has learned that competition between strong competitors is good for the consumer. As competing businesses battle for consumer acceptance, these businesses tend to offer some combination of better services, higher quality or lower prices in order to entice the consumer to acquire the products or services of that business.

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Texas’ newest United States senator is attracting quite a bit of attention in Washington. Apparently, Ted Cruz is stepping on lots of toes in his early entrance into the good ole boys club known as the United States Senate. Recently, Cruz was criticized for inferring former Sen. Chuck Hagel, the president’s selection for Defense Secretary, had taken money from Iran, Saudi Arabia and/or North Korea. He further alleged Iran had celebrated the nomination of Hagel as Defense Secretary of the United States. The allegation concerning Iran’s celebration turned out to be patently false.

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Bill Hobby, a former Texas lieutenant governor, was often quoted as saying any impending legislative session would be about the allocation of money or appropriation of tax dollars. All else, said Hobby, was poetry.

I’m not sure it was poetry, but anything other than the allocation of money fades into obscurity during any legislative session. Always the last and most important focus of any session is the passage of the appropriations bill and adjustments for differences therein between the House and Senate.

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I have often heard hearts referred to as “heavy” or “light” by pastors, teachers and by friends in daily conversations. But what does that reference mean?

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With the C30, Volvo made its debut in the segment for two-door premium cars.

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FORT HOOD – Deciding on a career can be a difficult decision some make very late in life, but for 9-year-old Neil Sawh of Houston, there’s nothing he wants more than to be a soldier.

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We are taking a fresh look at the Ten Commandments. They show us our sin and they point us to Christ, who is the only way to God. I am reading from I Timothy 1:3- 11.

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As I was meditating and giving serious thought to what I would address for the month of February for several publications, I began to think about the human heart. Now, I have lived long enough to know that different folks believe different things about the importance of the heart. I am not referring to medical conditions, although God knows there are many people suffering from bad hearts in the physical realm. Scholars have long debated what is stored within man’s heart. Many say it is the seat of our emotions.

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