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May 2, 2014

Health Beat: Yard sale to benefit American Diabetes Association

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For more information, call 800-REDCROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

PKD seminar planned for next weekend

An educational seminar on polycystic kidney disease will be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Topics include ongoing PKD clinical trials, organ donor allocation, and diet and nutrition for patients. Speakers are from Tufts Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the PKD Foundation.

The seminar is designed for PKD patients, caregivers and families and is hosted by the New England Chapter of the PKD Foundation. It will be held at New England Organ Bank, 60 First Ave., Waltham.

Registration is required, with a fee of $8 per person or $15 per family. Email newenglandchapter@pkdcure.org.

Anna Jaques hosting Birth Center tours

Expectant parents or people considering starting a family are invited to take free tours of the Birth Center and Neonatology Care Center at Anna Jaques Hospital.

The tours will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, through Oct. 1. Visitors will receive information on classes and programs on topics including early pregnancy, prepared childbirth, breast-feeding, prenatal exercise, hypnobirthing, prenatal and postnatal massage, and support for new mothers.

To attend a tour, email birthcenter@ajh.org.

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