November 27, 2012 in Features, Health

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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 Providence Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., (509) 484-0340; the first Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

Bone Marrow Donor Drive – Celebrate the fifth anniversary of Jada Bascom’s bone marrow transplant and join the national bone marrow registry. Meet Jada and her bone marrow donor at Spokane Falls Community College in the Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, on Friday at 10 a.m. Free. Donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. For information call (509) 724-9534.

Free HIV Testing – The Panhandle Health District will provide free rapid HIV testing on Monday in recognition of World AIDS Day. Testing is available at clinics located in Hayden, 8500 N. Atlas Road, (208) 415-5270; Sandpoint, 1020 Michigan, (208) 263-5159; St. Maries, 137 N. Eighth, (208) 245-4556; and Kellogg, 114 Riverside, (208) 786-7474. The Sandpoint clinic will also have testing available by appointment on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Spokane – Annual holiday potluck. Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. For information call (509) 922-6153.

Babysitting Basics Class – For youth ages 10-15, to help prepare them with the skills they need to be a successful babysitter. Covers how to care for infants, toddlers and children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety; and business basics. Saturday, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Register at www.cherspokane.org.

Tobacco Support Group – For ages 18 and older. Learn how to be successful at quitting smoking with others who are also trying to quit. Saturday, from 6-7 p.m., Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 2, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Register at www.cherspokane.org.

CPR – Friends and Family – Course covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. The class is beneficial to people who want to know CPR, but who do not need a certification card. Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $10. Register at www.cherspokane.org.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will feature “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” on Dec. 4, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. Call (509) 924-4388 to register.

Medicaid and Autism – Navigating the Maze – The Medicaid Administration settled a lawsuit for coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Attorney Scott Crain will discuss how people age 20 and younger will be covered by Medicaid beginning Jan. 1. Dec. 6, from 3-6 p.m., Eastern Washington University Health & Sciences Building, Rooms 110 A and B, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Cost is $35, $10 for students. Register at www.washington autismadvocacy.org/updates/advocacy/ training-workshops. For information call (509) 328-1582.

Upcoming

Free Preventive Dental Services for Teens – Kids in middle school and high school from low-income families are invited to the Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, on Thursday, 2:30-7:30 p.m., for free preventative dental services, a movie, games and more. Snacks will be provided by United Dairymen of Idaho. 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 - Participants can pamper themselves with a buffet of sample spa sessions including massage, skin care, hair removal, manicures, hairstyles and facials. 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’s Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 218-6519, visit www.healthybeautyshow.com, or email creativeedgemarketing@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. 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.

Dog/People Blood Drive – You and your dog can donate blood to help save lives. Human blood donations will go to Inland Northwest Blood Center for use in our community. Dog blood donations will be stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. 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. Event is Feb. 9, 1-5 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave.

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