Town health center patients lose 3,223 pounds
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A southern Maine town’s health center said its patients do more than just talk about improving health care. The Richmond Area Health Center said that in the past year, its patients have lost 3,223 pounds, roughly the equivalent weight of 19 average size people or two large horses. The health center held an event Tuesday to recognize the accomplishment. It provides family health care to permanent residents and visitors. The health center’s Tom Bartol said obesity is not the only area for health care reform, but it is a start.