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March 15, 2013

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FMH starts new weight loss program

Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center is launching a new surgical weight loss program that now includes gastric sleeve surgery which has gained increasing popularity across the country, along with gastric banding surgery.

Bariatric and board certified general surgeons Drs. Lanny Gore and Julie Hutchinson will hold a free seminar to introduce the procedures to Southern Indiana patients from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany.

Discover who qualifies as a candidate, insurance requirements for weight loss surgery and the extra assistance provided by the Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center including personal involvement in the weight loss journey, free gym membership and lifetime support. An online weight loss assessment and information on each surgery are also available at floydmemorial.com/weightloss.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Benefit to honor Ethan Bennett

A benefit for the Ethan Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund, being administered by the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, will begin at 7 p.m. March 30 at Lakeside Reflections, 617 Brown Forman Road, Jeffersonville. The night will have live music, a silent auction, face painting, massages, shoe shines and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will go to the Ethan Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund to help fellow students pursue higher education.

Hospital hosting pain seminar

Clark Memorial Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Spine will host a free educational seminar on osteoarthritis and knee and hip pain. The seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

Dr. John Lindner, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, will lead the seminar and answer questions about knee and hip pain, as well as treatment options. Additional information will be available on the Fast Track Joint Replacement program at Clark Memorial Hospital.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions, meet the orthopedic staff and enjoy preferred scheduling for an individual consultation, if they would like.

Online registration for the free seminar is available on the hospital’s website at http://www.clarkmemorial.org/seminars-events/  or by calling 812-283-2926.

CHARLESTOWN

Chamber hosting membership meeting

The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce quarterly membership meeting will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center, 999 Water St., Charlestown.

Jerry Acy will give an update on the River Ridge Commerce Center.

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