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Dougherty employees are getting Hooked on Health

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 28, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - All county employees and their families are eligible for free screenings for blood pressure, weight, cholesterol and blood sugar checks this Thursday.

It kicks off a three month program which aims to bring those numbers into healthy levels.   

"Anything that we can do that will impact employees overall health.  We're even expanding it so that we're looking at their financial health," said Human Resources Director Alice Goseer Jenkins. "We'll have seminars that address those issues.  We'll look with our employee assistance programs for emotional issues, because we think that the true healthy employee, we have to look at total health."

Participants will be re-tested in three months to check their blood pressure and cholesterol.

The screenings will be done at the Government center Thursday and are paid for with grant money.