NBA Sports Betting Picks: Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets

The Dallas Mavericks are excited that they are going to the playoffs, but not excited that they are slumping down the stretch. Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets will be a meaningless game for the playoff race, but the Mavericks will want to start winning soon.

The Mavericks aren’t making any public proclamations about who they want to face in the first round. Slumping teams usually don’t.

The Denver Nuggets, on the other hand, wouldn’t mind seeing Dallas to open up the playoffs. At least that’s the opinion of George Karl. The Thunder’s two All-Stars are Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The Mavericks’ jump-shooting attack is built around Dirk Nowitzki.

Dallas also is only (8-9) over the last 18 games, while Oklahoma City is streaking since the All-Star break.

Shawn Marion appears to be the starting small forward going forward, ending a possible source of irritation for the veteran. But at the Mavericks better off with Marion as the starter, despite his solid play this season?

Dallas’ record with Marion with the first unit was 10-13 going into Friday. A second quarter shouting match between Jason Terry and J.J. Barea spilled into a timeout huddle, as Terry continued with Rick Carlisle. Terry was banished from the huddle before being restrained by Mark Cuban and others.Terry never returned to the game, going scoreless in eight minutes.

The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference and the Rockets are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight Monday games.  The losing streak is getting to the mavericks and they lose again to the Houston Rockets.

NBA Sports Betting Pick: Houston Rockets

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Concentra Growing Business to Care for Newly Covered Patients, Employers.

Heart Disease Weekly August 22, 2010 Concentra, a leading provider of occupational health and wellness services, is expanding its national footprint by adding several new employer worksite locations and larger, more accessible Concentra Urgent Care centers. The company also plans to add more urgent care centers to care for an aging U.S. workforce and newly-covered patients as part of the new health care legislation (see also Wellness).

With an estimated 32 million Americans set to gain health insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many will face a limited supply of primary care physicians. Concentra plans to address the needs of patients and employers, many of whom will provide coverage to employees for the first time, by adding new centers in numerous cities and surrounding communities. here concentra urgent care

“There is already a shortage of primary care providers available, and the system will become further stressed with the addition of newly covered patients,” said Concentra Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood. “Our medical centers are a great resource to make primary care services available to more patients, at times and locations that are most convenient to them.” Concentra is also expanding its worksite health offerings as more employers bring health care services to the workplace. Concentra’s comprehensive health and wellness services have become increasingly popular for larger employers to control costs, and improve the health of their workforce. These services can include injury and illness care, a variety of health screenings, care coordination, management of chronic health conditions, nutrition and fitness counseling, and preventive vaccine services. web site concentra urgent care

“By focusing on the underlying issues and behaviors that drive poor health, we can help to stem the tide of rising health care costs, increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and help to improve the health of the nation’s workforce,” added Greenwood.

Concentra medical centers and worksite clinics offer treatment for various health conditions including broken bones, lacerations and infections, and minor burns, as well as treatment for routine health issues such as colds and flu. Concentra also implements an early-intervention treatment model with its advanced physical therapy services, helping to speed healing and return patients to normal function faster.

Concentra operates more than 300 urgent care centers in the U.S., and is the nation’s leader in occupational medicine. The company also operates more than 250 employer worksite clinics, and has plans to bring comprehensive workplace clinics to more employers in the near future. During the past 30 years Concentra has developed a reputation as the country’s leading provider of quality, affordable health care services. Today, Concentra continues to present new options in employee health care with innovative solutions and advanced delivery methods, while yielding a cost-savings to employers. For more information about the Concentra’s health and wellness solutions, visit www.Concentra.com.

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