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Blair Gastro expanding

Blair Gastroenterology Associates is expanding its efforts by opening a new location in the UPMC Ebensburg Outpatient Center, 152 Zeman Drive.

The office will officially open on June 7 and will offer patient appointments with Dr. Robert Bailey and physician assistant Gina Michkofsky.

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Heel scans set

Free bone density heel scans will be offered at the Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center, 175 Meadowbrook Lane, Duncansville, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and May 29, 30 and 31. It is open to the public and an appointment is not necessary.

The heel scan is a five-minute painless procedure that can indicate whether a person is at risk for developing or may have already developed osteopenia or osteoporosis.

The free heel scans are being offered as part of the center’s celebration of Osteoporosis Awareness Month.

For more information, call 693-0300, ext. 122.