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A partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center provides free programs on a variety of health topics for men and women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings.

At this month’s Men’s Night Out, Donna McClure-Allen, LCSW, LCAC, NCAC1, and mental health social worker Veteran Affairs at the Franklin VA Outpatient Clinic, will be discussing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, at Angel Medical Center in the Video Conference Room on the third floor, at 6:30 p.m.

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The Macon County Board of Health recognized the departure of three long-time board members Tuesday, June 25.

Tammy Dills, RN; Roberta Swank; and Ron Winecoff were all thanked by Board Chair Russell Stevenson for their years of dedicated service to Macon County. All three had served on the Board of Health since 2004.

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On Thursday, June 27, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHR), Radiation Protection Section, made an unannounced full inspection of the radiation therapy facility of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina, PA.

The office is located in the Macon Cancer Center at 190 Riverview Street in Franklin and is an affiliate of 21st Century Oncology.

The inspection consisted of a review of the equipment, physician and treatment procedures for patients receiving radiation therapy.

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The Community Care Clinic that is located in Franklin is set to receive funding from the Macon County Commissioners during the next fiscal year. About five percent of Macon County residents visit Franklin's free clinic which has been operating for the last four years. In a response to the obvious need, the commissioners chose to grant the clinic $40,000 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

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