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Women at work made aware of breast cancer threat

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's sometimes difficult to find a break during the work day to get in a course on your health and well being. That's why Phoebe is promoting wellness and breast cancer awareness for women at work.

They provided free health screenings for employees of the city, county and water, gas and light commission.  Pat Swain said, "We know that breast cancer is really prevalent among our women in this community, but period. And so we want those numbers to go down, but not just breast cancer, we have problems with all the chronic diseases in this area."

That's why women were also screened for high blood pressure, glucose readings and weight and body mass index.

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