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Linda Womack

MILLEN, Ga. - Linda Gail Womack passed away on February 28, 2015 after a short illness. She was born in Millen, Georgia on December 1, 1951, the daughter of Robbie and Geraldine Womack. Her passion for life, family, friends and her work was felt by

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New alliance could aid Medicaid rates

ATLANTA --- Hospitals and doctors desiring an increase in the rates paid by taxpayer-funded health-care plans have formed an alliance with business and government groups to help push the proposal through the General Assembly.
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- Beverly Barshafsky Peltier , the director of institutional advancement for Augusta Technical College, has received the Outstanding Newcomer Award from the Georgia Educational Advancement Council at its fall conference in Brasstown Valley, for achievements in college development, fundraising and quality performance.
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On the move

- Tracy Gillette has joined MAU Inc. as a professional recruiter in the professional recruiting division. Mrs. Gillette has more than 13 years of experience in human resource, office and project management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Davenport University.
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Stopgap Rx help for seniors is available, but few know about it

WITH NO MEDICARE prescription coverage for now, where can seniors turn for affordable prescription drugs?
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Health groups battle plan

Health care and patient groups backed by the pharmaceutical industry are battling the state of Georgia's health insurance plan over restrictions on a popular acid reflux drug.
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Medicaid pay raise for doctors? Not here, not yet

The long-delayed Medicaid pay raise for primary care physicians is expected to begin this summer for almost all states, Kaiser Health News reported Tuesday, quoting a federal agency spokeswoman.
Doctors seek higher taxes on cigarettes

ATLANTA --- The prescription for a gaping budget deficit and for the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths is the same, according to more than 45 doctors wearing their white coats at the Capitol Thursday: hike the tobacco tax.