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Health events in the Charlotte area

Tuesday

Diabetes health seminar

Join Beth Silver of Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln and My Diabetes Dietitian, Inc. for this seminar 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room of Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd. Learn what diabetes and pre-diabetes mean, the best way to prevent diabetes, what to eat and what to avoid and what healthy portion sizes are. A $5 donation is requested with all proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Details: www.healthyhomemkt.com; 704-522-8123.

Thursday

Understanding the Affordable Care Act

Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment will host this free program at 10 a.m. Thursday at Myers Park Baptist Church’s Cornwell Center, 1900 Queens Road. This free event will feature Conor Brockett, general counsel for the N.C. Medical Society in Raleigh. Brockett will discuss the individual mandate, the health insurance exchange, N.C. Medicaid and should the state expand eligibility, guaranteed issue and the ban on pre-existing conditions and additional changes of interest to physicians.

Preregistration is requested: 704-362-0253; lonoakranchers@carolina.rr.com.

Sunday

Parent workshop: Help your teen feel safe

LoveSpeaksOut, Shalom Bayit and Jewish Family Services will host this free parenting workshop at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sam Lerner Cultural Center Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. Organizers say one in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship, yet 80 percent of parents are unaware. Learn about prevention, how to identify the red flags and warning signs of abuse, familiarize yourself with cyberabuse/textual harassment and find out how to help.

Preregistration is requested: 704-364-6594; info@jfscharlotte.org.

Hilary Trenda

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