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Body mass index screenings being held at this week at Phoebe North

Screenings, educational opportunities at an Albany hospital through Thursday

ALBANY — There will be free body mass index (BMI) screenings at Phoebe North Campus this week, officials with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital say.

The screenings are taking place at the Phoebe Bariatric Center at Phoebe North on Palmyra Road. The screenings began Monday and will continue 1 p.m.-4 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-noon Wednesday and on Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

At the screenings, people will also have the opportunity to get information on the lap band surgery and a medically supervised weight loss program. The public is also being invited to come and sample Healthwise products, officials at Phoebe say.

Those seeking more information are encouraged to call (229) 434-2032.