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Author Will Speak On Eating Disorders

Eating disorders will be discussed by Cynthia Rowland McClure, author and expert on bulimia and overcoming addictive behavior, on Monday at Eastern Washington University.

McClure, a former TV news reporter, is author of “The Monster Within,” a book about eating disorders, now in its 10th printing, and its sequel, “The Courage to Go On: Life After Addiction.”

Her new book is “Food for the Hungry Heart.”

McClure was diagnosed with bulimia, a disease she struggled with for 12 years.

Since her recovery, she has researched that addiction and other eating disorders and now lectures across the country about overcoming addictive behaviors.

The 7 p.m. lecture in the multipurpose room in EWU’s Pence Union Building is free and open to the public.

Helping hearts

Have a like-new sweatshirt you can spare?

Rosauers will host a “Help From the Heart” dinner and sweatshirt giveaway for people in need on Sunday in the Masonic Temple.

The employee-owned supermarket chain is asking residents to donate like-new sweatshirts at any Rosauers by tonight. Each will be laundered and prepared by Goodwill Industries and distributed to those who attend the dinner.

For those who want to attend the event, free tickets, which include dinner, sweatshirts, and bus passes, are available at all Rosauers stores.

Help is here

An educational video on adult incontinence, a medical condition affecting an estimated 100,000 people in Washington state, will be shown on Community Production Channel 25 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

“Managing Adult Incontinence” is a 28-minute panel discussion on the physiological and psychological effects of the disease and the means available to help people treat or manage their condition.

The video was produced by Dry Generations, a broad-based statewide coalition of health-care professional and long-term and child-care providers as well as seniors, parents and manufacturers.

For more information, call (206) 728-2467.

The Bradley Method

Weekly classes in the Bradley Method of husband-coached natural childbirth are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Thursday and Feb. 20.

Heather Ward will instruct Wednesday sessions from Wednesday to April 10, and Tuesday sessions from Feb. 20 to April 31, all from 7 to 9 p.m.

Amy Madtson will teach sessions from Thursday to April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m..

Bradley instructors urge couples to find what is comfortable for them during labor, said Madtson.

Other natural-birth methods seek to control the sensations of labor, while the Bradley Method recommends relaxed abdominal breathing and relaxation throughout labor.

For more information, call Madtson at 928-6108 or Ward at 927-4781.

, DataTimes