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Published on October 10, 2012

New science of obesity, colorectal cancer, liver disease topic of lecture 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Georgetown, S.C.   —Dr. John L. Orchard, a physician with Waccamaw Gastroenterology, will deliver a lecture titled “You and Your Gut” Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Murrells Inlet.

Orchard’s lecture, which is being hosted by Georgetown Hospital System, is scheduled for noon at Wachesaw Conference Center across from Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Among the topics that Orr will discuss are the latest science regarding obesity and weight gain, colorectal cancer screening and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The event will last about an hour and include opportunities for participants to ask questions. Lunch will be served. Space is limited. Reservations can be made online at or by calling 843.520.7842 to reserve a seat. Wachesaw Conference Center is located on Riverwood Drive across from Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Orr’s  office is located at Waccamaw Medical Park – West 4040 Highway 17 Bypass, Suite 302. 


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