April 2, 2013

Health Bulletin Board www.spokesman.com/livewell

 

New listings

PREvent Class 5: Exercise - A program for women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, putting them at high risk for developing type II diabetes, which can contribute to their risk of developing breast cancer. This class is part of a six-part series. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m. PREvent Class 6: Stress Management will be April 10, noon-1:30 p.m. Both classes are at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month; 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 4. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

CPR - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR. Perfect for those wanting to know CPR, but do not need a certification card. April 9, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $10. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful baby-sitters. April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

Hearing Loss Association Open Meeting - This week’s topic will be “Going to the Hospital With Your Hearing Loss.” Speakers will represent Sacred Heart/Holy Family and Deaconess/Rockwood hospitals. All are welcome and the meeting is free. April 13, 9:30-11:30, Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N Howard St. For more information, email hlaspokane@gmail.com.

Today

Free Quit Kit – Today-Thursday. In honor of National Public Health week, Panhandle Health District will collect tobacco products in exchange for a Quit Kit. The kits include gum, mints, toothpaste, a relaxation CD, sunflower seeds, fresh fruit, a toothbrush, bottle of water, quit resources, and more. Visit any PHD office from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. The Hayden office at 8500 N. Atlas Road will also collect during the lunch hour. For more information, call (208) 415-5143 or visit www.phd1.idaho.gov.

“The Weight of the Nation” – Today-Thursday. The Panhandle Health District office in Hayden will be showing the four-part documentary “The Weight of the Nation” in honor of National Public Health Week. Monday-Thursday, noon-1 p.m., 8500 N. Atlas Road. The showings are free and suitable for all ages. Healthy smoothies and air-popped popcorn will be provided. For more information, visit www.phd1.idaho.gov.

Upcoming

Exercise for Every Ability – April 1-June 28. Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to get your groove on. Classes include gentle exercise, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba, and many more. For more information, call (509) 279-6027. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.

Tai-Chi for Health Classes – April 1-June 10. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic to advanced tai-chi classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information on the class schedule please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email taichihelp@salescreators.com

Forum On Interpretive Services - A forum for the hard of hearing. If you have had problems getting interpretive services at your doctor’s office, come tell your story to Shawn Broderick and Theresa Smith of the Medical Interpreting Task Force. April 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building Six, Lair. Information: email info@seattlebsc.org or call (206) 455-7932.

Forum for ASL Interpreters – Discuss the problems facing medical interpreters, possible solutions, and learn how to promote effective communication during medical appointments. Presented by Shawn Broderick and Theresa Smith, of the Medical Interpreting Task Force. April 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building Six, Lair. For more information, email info@hlc-ewa.org.

2013 Regional Food Economy Conference - The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Food, Our Economy, Our Health.” The keynote speaker, Ken Meter, is an expert on enhancing regional food systems. April 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $35/includes lunch and parking. Register at www.realfoodspokane.org.

Healthy Living Fair – The Coeur d’Alene Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents a day of informative speakers, exhibitors, products and services to energize your health and well-being. Features keynote speaker Todd Schlapfer. Free admission. May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene. For details visit www.cdaholisticchamber.org.

Parenting/childbirth

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than 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.

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.

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; the first Wednesday 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 more 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.

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