Medicare pays nearly $124 million to Augusta providers

...a total of just over $7 million, according to the data. The center did not return a call seeking comment Friday. Eye Surgery Center of Augusta received just over $2 million, and five of its physicians were listed as receiving $2.6 million...

Household names aren't only reason for success of Broncos, Seahawks

...catch for the winning score against San Francisco keyed Seattle's NFC title win.Some credit Kearse undergoing Lasik eye surgery last winter with his becoming a force, but coach Pete Carroll can't confirm that. He can confirm that Kearse's...

Braves general manager Frank Wren mulling tough decisions

...left off the postseason roster after hitting .179 with 22 homers. Uggla's hitting woes continued following laser eye surgery in August. He hit .083 in August, .112 in September and then was left off the division series roster."I think...

Atlanta Braves secure NL East title, beat Chicago Cubs

...The outfield of Jason Heyward and brothers Justin and B.J. Upton all missed time. Second baseman Dan Uggla had eye surgery and pitcher Tim Hudson broke his right ankle in July, shelving the right-hander for the rest of the season.Atlanta...

Big lead presents options for Braves

...base.The team will have little time before the Aug. 31 trade deadline to see how Dan Uggla responds to corrective eye surgery.Uggla can come off the disabled list Aug. 28 ? only three days before the deadline. General manager Frank Wren made...

Braves' Tyler Pastornicky to undergo season-ending surgery

...the 15-day disabled list so he can have corrective eye surgery."Not the best timing in the world," Pastornicky...night's game.When Uggla was scheduled for the Lasik eye surgery, manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team was confident...

Braves' Dan Uggla to have eye surgery

...finally realized he could not wait any longer to have Lasik eye surgery and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday...has experimented with contact lenses.Uggla said the eye surgery "was a mutual decision.""Obviously, I don't want...

Donated placentas could aid others

...site it uses the amniotic membrane or amnion, the innermost membrane, to help heal various wounds.It can be used in eye surgery to replace or patch tissue, in dental treatments to help heal damaged gums, and delivers growth factors and helps...

S.C. voters to decide in 2014 whether to legalize raffles

...raffles out of fear members would get arrested. The drop in revenue means the nonprofit can provide fewer hearing aids, eye surgeries, and vision and hearing screenings."It doesn't affect the club itself. It affects how much good they can do...

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny

...afternoon defended the level of care being provided."I've had good treatment here and good care," said Lester Paulus, a 73-year-old retired Navy veteran from Canton, Ga., who received eye surgery and successful cancer treatment.