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"The Obesity Epidemic" is Final Presentation in "Mini-Medical School" Educational Series

"The Obesity Epidemic" is the topic of a "Mini-Medical School" educational program set for November 12 in Auburn.

Bariatric surgeon Jamie Loggins, M.D., will examine the link between obesity and cancer, the cost of obesity, and cardiometabolic issues, as well as treatment and prevention.

His presentation is the last in a series of five "Mini-Med" educational programs sponsored by Central Maine Medical Center.

Loggins, a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, is medical director of Central Maine Bariatric Surgery, a Central Maine Medical Group surgical practice. He is also chief of surgery at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., Loggins earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and robotic surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Central Maine Bariatric Surgery is accredited as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

The program is open free of charge to the community. A background in science or medicine is not necessary to attend.

The program will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library.

Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

Anyone wishing to register for any of the programs, or seeking more information, is urged to visit www.cmmc.org/events, call 795-8448 or email prevention@cmhc.org

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