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During March, Samantha Grider, NP, at Southern Indiana Surgery will hold a free information session for those wanting to learn more about obesity and bariatric surgery. The patient information session will be held at Southern Indiana Surgery, located at 2325 18th St., Suite 220 in Columbus. The session is scheduled on the following date: Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. According to Samantha Grider, NP, the session will cover the causes of obesity, trends and quality of life issues. The session will also explore misconceptions about bariatric surgery, lifestyle implications, insurance coverage and surgery options including the LAP-BAND® System, REALIZE® Band, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. To qualify for bariatric surgery, patients must have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 35 and have significant weight-related conditions; or have a BMI over 40 without weight-related conditions. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity. Bariatric surgery is more than weight-loss surgery; it is a lifestyle change for overweight patients to improve their quality of life....Find out more »
Parents and children are invited to this early literacy session which will focus on wordless stories and building oral language. Consists of discussion, modeling and time to practice activities with your own child. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.Find out more »
Nichole J Vreeland, Healthy Communities, will lead this discussion of the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Healthy Communities will host the author on April 19th at The Commons for a public forum.Find out more »
The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement radar information during a severe storm or tornado event. You can become a volunteer by attending Storm Spotter Training on Tuesday, March 28th, at 6:30 PM at the Columbus Learning Center Auditorium. The training is free and no pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Bartholomew County Emergency Management at 812-379-1680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Find out more »