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Published April 19 2014

Business briefs (April 19)

Weight loss clinic changes name

Valley Bariatric and Wellness has changed its name to Valley Weight Loss Clinic.

The clinic has locations in Fargo and Bismarck, and specializes in medical weight loss programs using Optifast and Medifast products.

The clinic owner and medical director is Dr. Brent Hella, who is board-certified in obesity medicine. His staff includes: Susan Hanson, physician assistant; Lindsay Vettleson, dietitian; and Laura Alderman, behaviorist.

The phone number for the clinic in Fargo is (701) 365-8446 and the Bismarck clinic number is (701) 751-8446.


Spring Wellness Fair set May 29 at Bethany

Bethany Retirement Living’s annual Spring Wellness Fair will be from 1 to 4 p.m. May 29 in the Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany on University, 201 S. University Drive, Fargo. Admission is free but registration is encouraged.

There will be a variety of vendors at this year’s fair including chiropractic care, medical accessories, natural foods, a fitness course, various health associations, glucose screenings, oral hygiene, blood pressure clinic and hearing aid service. Attendees will be eligible for door prize drawings.

There will also be presentations by the American Heart Association including heart attack warning signs, making heart-healthy food choices and a cooking demonstration. Tours of Bethany on University will also be available.

For more information or to register, contact Kim Friese at (701) 239-3503 or email kfriese@bethanynd.org.