Obesity can be linked to high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, low quality of life and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Photo: Jonathan Cohen, Flickr)

CHI Memorial Hospital Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host free information sessions on surgical and nonsurgical weight loss methods this month.

The information sessions are designed to help attendees understand the different surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options and the health benefits of both. The sessions will also cover what makes someone a good candidate for the surgical option, what to expect during the recovery period and lifestyle changes needed for a successful outcome.

There will be three opportunities to attend the seminar: March 6 at 11:30 a.m., March 6 at 5 p.m. and March 20 at 11:30 a.m.

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All sessions will be held at CHI Memorial and Bariatric Care center at 7405 Shallowford Rd.

CHI Memorial is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and is recognized as an Optum/United Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence and Aetna Bariatric Surgery Institute of Quality program.

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