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Athletes get health exams

April 26, 2003

Albany- Before starting spring practices, Albany athletes undergo physical to make sure their bodies are healthy for the upcoming school year.

Hundreds of South Georgia athletes took extensive physicals in preparation for the upcoming sports season. Five Georgia athletes collapsed and died earlier this year while playing sports. Many South Georgia coaches and parents says these deaths have made them aware of the importance of knowing if students have any abnormal health conditions.

Each health screening included height and weight checks, blood pressure checks, cardiac and vision screening.

Posted at 3:45PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com

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