Tag Archive: health

Dec 10

Behavioral health care needs in Texas are no myth

Holiday blues and a spike in suicides are often assumed to occur during the holidays. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the supposed uptick in depression-related issues is just a myth. The challenges facing Texas’ behavioral health care system, however, are not a myth. They include: • An insufficient workforce to …

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Nov 12

Lone Star State-Healthcare: There is no place like home

Some health care once done in a hospital or doctor’s office can now be done at home. It’s just as effective, more convenient and usually less expensive. Medicare pays for health care you receive in the comfort and privacy of your home if you meet certain requirements. To qualify, you must be home bound, under …

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Oct 30

Healthcare.gov Glitches are not the biggest problem: Focus needs to be on Texas’ high rate of uninsured and costs to hospitals, privately insured

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee on the technical problems that have plagued the healthcare.gov open enrollment website since it went online on Oct. 1. While addressing these problems is important, the intense focus on the flawed website distracts from the …

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Oct 28

4H: Equipping youth, building leaders

There are many well-known, popular clubs and organizations for us to get our children in for popularity purposes, and some develop leadership skills. There is one that many folks seem to be totally unaware of, or seem to overlook, and that is the 4-H Club in their area. 4-H is part of the Texas A&M …

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Oct 20

Health care hypocrisy:Sen. Ted Cruz declined taxpayer-funded coverage because of his wife’s Cadillac policy

And now, Dr. Hightower offers this advice for improving your mental health: Don’t fume about the GOP’s lunatic effort to kill health care reform — just laugh at their farcical show. Take Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour blabathon, in which he said he would stop the Affordable Care Act in its tracks. Not only did the …

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Oct 13

Healing

A few years ago I was sitting in the office of a dear friend and orthopedic surgeon. Because of his God-given skills he was able to correct the misdiagnosis of another physician that enabled me to walk once again. As we sat and talked he asked me how things had been going with my health. …

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Oct 12

Lone Star State-Affordable Healthcare: Who can enroll?

The marketplace was designed for individuals who are buying their own insurance and who cannot get affordable coverage through their job or other sources. Small businesses also will be able to buy coverage for their employees through the marketplace. To be eligible to buy insurance in the marketplace, you must: • Live in the marketplace …

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Oct 07

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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