Free sessions about obesity offered

The Bariatric Center for Columbus Regional Health will host free information sessions for those wanting to learn more about obesity and bariatric surgery.

Patient information sessions will be at Southern Indiana Surgery, 2325 18th St., Suite 220 in Columbus at 5:30 p.m. May 10 and 24.

The sessions will cover the causes of obesity, trends and quality of life issues, along with misconceptions about bariatric surgery, lifestyle implications, insurance coverage and surgery options.

To register, visit columbusbariatrics.com or call 812-418-3512.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.