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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Men at work are working on getting their health in check.  Wednesday, more than 300 city, county and Water, Gas and Light male employees got health screenings at the Government center in Albany.

It's part of the Men at work program put on by Phoebe, the YMCA and 100 black men of Albany.  September is prostate awareness month, so all the men were given prostate blood screenings, as well as blood pressure checks, vision screenings and body mass index summaries.

Darrell Sabbs with Phoebe said, "It's so important that you know about early detection because your early detection is the best protection from diseases and illnesses and prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death for men."

All the screenings are provided free of charge for participants.  This is the 5th year the Men at Work program has taken place.

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