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Health Bulletin Board

Tue., May 22, 2012

New listings

Babysitting Basics – Course for youth ages 10-15 to prepare them with the skills they need to be a successful baby-sitter. Topics covered include: how to care for infants, toddlers and older children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety and business basics. Students receive a bag to decorate and a certificate of completion. June 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit to register and for more information.

Better Breathers Club – Support group for people with chronic lung disease: COPD; asthma; emphysema; pulmonary fibrosis; and lung cancer. First meeting is Wednesday, 10-11:30 a.m., at Kootenai Medical Center’s Heart Center Classroom, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. Contact Barb Gerry at (208) 762-7660 or Cheryl McDonald at (509) 484-0374 or for more information.


Women’s Works: Robotic Surgery Options – Free community forum covers information about surgical options for women. Both the surgical robot and robotic simulator will be demonstrated. Light refreshments will be provided. Today, 5:30-7 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center, Classrooms A and B, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-3081 to RSVP and for more information.


Medicare – What Do You Need to Know When You Turn 65? – Free workshops address questions about Medicare A, B, C and D as well as what is covered or not covered by Medicare. Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St., and Saturday, 1-3 p.m., at East Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Contact Suzi Hokonson at (509) 326-2216 or for more information and to register.

Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes, Can We Prevent the Progression? – Covers steps women who had gestational diabetes can take to reduce their risk of developing diabetes. May 31, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Tips for A Successful Triathlon – Free community lecture features speaker and Hammer Nutrition Technical Advisor Steve Born. June 2, 2 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Visit or call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

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