November 15, 2011 in Features

Health bulletin board



Baby Care – Hands-on course to help parents through the first year of parenthood focuses on the care of infants, diapering, comforting, safety issues, feeding and infant massage. Cost is $25 per person. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Inland Northwest Blood Center’s University of Idaho Blood Drive – Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on the second floor of the University of Idaho’s Teaching and Learning Center on the west side of the Commons Building, 302 E. Commons, Moscow, Idaho. Visit for more information and to sign up.

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Natural Childbirth – Two-hour class for those planning on a nonmedicated birth. Taken after Prepared Childbirth or Prepared Childbirth-Extended, class covers additional labor positions, comfort measures and breathing techniques to use during labor. Cost is $25 and includes support partner. Bring a blanket, pillow and water bottle. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at Deaconess Women’s and Children’s Center, Classroom A, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Visit to register and for more information.

Sensational Beginnings Class – Course designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with baby and understand the cues they are sending. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15. Visit to register and for more information.

Breastfeeding Basics – Course designed to help mothers have a successful breastfeeding experience. Participants learn about positions, solving common problems, and returning to work or school. Cost is $25 and includes a support partner. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid and AED – Course covers adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), AED, & choking. Participants must pass a skills test for certification. Certification is valid for two years. Cost is $45, suggested card and manual is $25. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Prepared Childbirth – Four hours of education offered for two consecutive weeks or on one Saturday. Class covers stages of labor, overview of pain management techniques, cesarean birth, and post-delivery care. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon and/or 1-5 p.m., at Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, Holy Angels Room, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $50 for four-hour session. Visit to register and for more information.

Zumba Classes for Charity – Interval training combines fast and slow rhythms to tone and sculpt the body. No pre-determined cost, all proceeds go to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital and Audubon Masonic Lodge Restoration Project. Dec. 10, 9-10 a.m., Dec. 12, 5:45-6:45 p.m., or Dec. 17, 9-10 a.m., at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Email for more information.


Fall Prevention – The Fall Prevention Coalition will give a short presentation about the three R’s of season change preparation: Respite, Risk Assessment and Relationships. Friday, 11 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Donations requested. Call (509) 327-1584, email, or visit for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous IDEA (International Day Experiencing Abstinence) Day – Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Spokane Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is free. Workshop topic is food addiction. Call (509) 953-0202 or visit for more information.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Held Sundays, 1:30-2:45 p.m., and Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple-class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

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