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Arthritis Management Group:

Sponsored by Arthritis Services, this meeting helps those with arthritis and related conditions learn to have more control over their disease. 10 a.m. Free. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road. 704-331-4878; www.arthritisservices.org.

The Anti-Inflammatory Foods:

Personal health coach Robin Ives leads a store tour of anti-inflammatory foods. 6:30 p.m. Home Economist Market South End, 2707 South Blvd. Free, but reservations required: 704-522-8123.

Nutrition and Brain Power:

Hear how poor nutrition affects children's cognitive ability and academic performance, and learn to make power breakfasts and pack healthy lunches for kids. Presented by Dr. Michael Smith, naturopathic physician with Carolinas Natural Health Center. 7 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, Matthews Town Center, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. Free. 704-708-4404; www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com.

Sept. 16

Treatment Options Program:

Fresenius Medical Care's Charlotte Dialysis clinic hosts this program to educate new and potential dialysis patients on kidney disease and the different forms of dialysis services available to them. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16-17. Fresenius Medical Care's Charlotte Dialysis, 928 Baxter St. Free. 704-348-2952; www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

Vascular Education and Screenings:

An educational seminar on Sept. 16 focuses on risk factors for vascular disease. Ultrasound vascular testing is held by appointment only on Sept. 17. The testing is only available to those who attend the seminar, register and meet the criteria. Space is limited; registration required. 6 p.m. Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd. Free. 704-355-8600.

Sept. 17

Treating ADHD and Autism with Homeopathy:

Learn how homeopathy can be a safe, effective and natural alternative to stimulants. 6:30 p.m. Home Economist Market SouthEnd, 2707 South Blvd. Free. 704-708-4404; www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com.

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