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Health and wellness events worth seeking out in Washington this week

Want to stay on top of wellness issues?

From a discussion about maternal health to a film screening about drug prices, there's plenty to do when it comes to health activities to enrich your week. Read on for a rundown.

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The Challenge of Co-Occurring Disorders: Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

First up is this free workshop on co-occurring disorders led by experts from Timberline Knolls, the residential treatment center operator. Earn continuing education credits for your attendance.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 8-10:30 a.m.
Where: Busboys and Poets, 450 K St. NW
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Disrupting Maternal Mortality: Innovative Solutions to a Growing Crisis

Next is this discussion about the causes of increasing maternal mortality in America and what can be done to reduce it. Panelists will come at the issue from a variety of perspectives, from health care providers to the private food industry. Lunch will be provided.

When: Wednesday, February 13, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Where: Duke in DC, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

DRUG$ the Price We Pay Film Screening

Finally, learn more about about the high price of high prescription drug prices at this free film screening. Academics, patients and politicians discuss how it came to be that so many can't afford the medicines they need and what some are doing to push back.

When: Sunday, February 17, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), Black Box Theatre, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register