November 20, 2012 in Features, Health

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New listings

Totally Free Foot and Ankle Day – Foot and Ankle Clinic of Spokane, Inc. will offer free X-rays (if needed), consultations, treatments, arterial screenings, and foot screenings as well as medical equipment, shoes and other supplies sold at cost. Donations of slightly worn shoes and socks are welcome and will be given to those in need. Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at 205 N. University Road, No. 4. No appointments necessary. Call (509) 928-8181.

Free Thanksgiving Yoga Class – Moscow Yoga Center is hosting a free Thanksgiving class to benefit the Moscow Food Bank on Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m. The Moscow Yoga Center is at 525 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. Nonperishable food or monetary donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Moscow Food Bank. Visit www.moscowyogacenter.com, email stewartjeri@hotmail.com, or call (208) 883-8315.

Free Preventive Dental Services for Teens – Middle school and high school students from low-income families are invited to the Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, on Nov. 29, 2:30-7:30 p.m., for free preventative dental services, a movie, games and more. Services provided will include: screenings, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, referral, education and needed dental supplies at no cost. Appointments and signatures from parents or guardians are required. Consent forms are available at the event or online at www.phd1.idaho.gov. Call (208) 415-5143 for more information.

Health Beauty Spa Show – Sample spa therapies and treatments are available for $5 per mini-treatment. Admission is $7. Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Jan. 6, noon-5 p.m., at Spokane Community College Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 218-6519, visit www.healthybeautyshow.com, or email creativeedgemarketing@ gmail.com for more information.

Dog/People Blood Drive Inaugural Event – You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Blood donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center and our community and once your dog becomes a donor, that blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank for our community. Those interested in donating blood or who have an eligible dog (healthy, over 60 pounds, and 1-6 years old) should call the clinic at (509) 535-3551 to sign up. Participants who are signed up will get an email as the blood drive gets closer with specifics on what time to arrive. Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.

Today

Blood Drive at Colfax Library – Today, 2:30-5:30 p.m., at 102 S. Main St., Colfax. All donors will receive a T-shirt. Make an appointment by calling (509) 397-4366 or visiting www.inbcsaves.org. Walk-ins accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with photo ID required. Call (800) 423-0151 for eligibility criteria.

CPR - Friends and Family – Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for community members who want to know CPR but don’t need a certification card. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Upcoming

It’s Never Too Early to Prevent Diabetes – Covers things you can do to get and stay healthy to prevent diabetes. Sunday, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.

Latin Fitness Classes – Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.

Women’s Self-Defense Classes – Learn practical and applicable defense methods that you could confidently use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit www.hitpitmma.com, or email adreaphifer@gmail.com for more information.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email pnovak@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womensretreats forcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.

Washington State University Memory Problem Study Participants Sought – Psychology researchers at Washington State University are seeking people with memory problems and their spouses or other family members to participate in treatment and intervention groups in Eastern Washington. Call (509) 335-4033, ext. 1.

Parenting/childbirth

Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for information.

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and for more information.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; and the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services – For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Lunch is served at noon for $8. For more information call (208) 773-4909 or email mtsaunders1@roadrunner.com.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.

Yoga

Center of Calm YogaYoga Level 1: Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Gentle/Back Care Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Tai Chi: Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Cost is by donation. Acu-Yoga: Wednesdays, 7-8:15 a.m., and Thursdays, 5 p.m. Cost is $11 per class or $40 for four classes. Held at 307 W. Francis Ave. Call (509) 998-1062 or visit www.centerofcalm.com for information and to register.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. (509) 869-5162.

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