April 9, 2013 in Features, Health

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Know Your Stats – Free men’s prostate health event. Brad Nelson will present “Know Your Stats About Prostate Cancer.” Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Pend Oreille Pavilion Room, 100 N. Hayford Road. The event is free. Reservations are requested at (509) 473-2650, aliotak@empirehealth.org, or www.deaconessspokane.com. For more information, call (509) 473-7050.

Quit Smoking With Ease – This free lecture, presented by Judy Henry, will teach you how to curb bad habits. It will also include a demo and samples of vaporizing liquids. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Henry, Owner of Guilty Pleasures Organics, is an entrepreneur, gardener and herb enthusiast who quit smoking with an e-cigarette. With the help of a naturopathic doctor, she has now developed a one of a kind organic, nicotine-free vaporizing liquid. For more information and to register, call (208) 676-9730 or visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com.

Overeaters Anonymous – This free workshop is entitled, “I’m Afraid: Exploring Emotional Overeating.” Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For more information, call (509) 844-4780 or email jacquimparker10@hotmail.com.

Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class designed for those who are at risk for or who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants will receive a free testing meter. A support partner may attend for free. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course, participants must pay in full. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and April 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245 and Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for more information, visit https://wellness.inhs.org/

Zumba with Sandy – Monday-May 23. Perfect for boomers and beginners. Classes will start with a warm-up and special attention will be given to protecting backs, hips and knees. Choose to attend Mondays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; or 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7/class; $30/six classes; $54/12 classes. Late registrants will be prorated. Audubon Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. For more information and to register, call (509) 270-0053 or email sandy@weissolutions.com.

Hip and Knee Pain - Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists will present a seminar on the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. April 16, 6 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For more information and to register, call (509) 473-5672, email cendand@empirehealth.org, or visit www.spokanevalleyhospital.com

ASL Movie Night – ASL Films presents “Slot: Steep Slot, Steeper Risk.” There will also be raffles and game prizes. Benefits the North Idaho Deaf Club. April 20, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Shrine Building, 1250 W. Lancaster Road, Hayden. $11/movie; $15/dinner and movie. For ticket info, contact jerrysparling@gmail.com. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.aslfilms.com.

Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present two educational programs for living with Alzheimer’s. One class is designed for a newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer’s and the other class is designed for their care partners. The classes will be offered in three parts on April 22, 24, and 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. The classes are free and open to the public. Reservations are requested at (509) 473-3390 or (208) 666-2996.

Hip and Knee Pain – Join the physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine for a seminar on the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. April 25, 11:30 a.m., Orchard Crest Retirement Community, 222 S. Evergreen Road. Reservations are requested by April 23. For more information and to register, call (509) 473-5672, email cendand@empirehealth.org, or visit www.spokanevalleyhospital.com.

Pilgrim’s Market Health Presentations – Neil Levin will present “Protecting Your Health Freedom,” a discussion on the challenges that threaten your ability to access a health professional of your choice and to freely purchase natural products, April 25 from 6:30-7 p.m. A presentation about the nutrients necessary to maintain a strong heart, blood vessel wall integrity, natural blood pressure control, and effective peripheral circulation will follow from 7-8 p.m. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Levin is a nationally board-certified clinical nutritionist, a product formulator, an officer/past president of the American Nutrition Association. For details and to register, call (208) 676-9730 or visit www.pilgrimsmarket.com.

Visualize A World Without ALS – The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter invites families who have been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, to its fourth annual luncheon. Leslie Lowe will host the event and speakers will include Jennifer Cowper and Mike Gleason. April 26, noon-1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit the Evergreen Chapter’s website at http://webwa.alsa.org or call (509) 863-4321.

Today

Meditations for Body, Heart, and Mind: Deepening Presence – Today-May 21. Learn how to develop and sustain a meditation practice in the midst of a busy life with Dori Langevin. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, Chapel, 1016 N. Superior St. $10-$12/per class. For more information and to register, call (509) 928-3863 or visit www.mainstream-mindfulness.com.

Life Coaching: Personal and Powerful - Kelly Fitzgerald will offer information on life coaching and answer questions. The presentation is free. Today, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Flying Pig Restaurant, 1822 E. Sprague Ave. For more information, call (509) 951-8294 or visit www.asoulslight.com.

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

Upcoming

PREvent Class 6: Stress Management - Class is part of a six-part series to work with women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, which puts them at a high risk for developing type II diabetes, which can contribute to their risk for developing breast cancer. Course is supported by a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Wednesday, noon-1:30 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at https://wellness.inhs.org/.

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. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 6, Lair. For details, 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. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., Building 6, Lair. For more information, email info@hlc-ewa.org.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15, to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N Howard St. For more information, please email hlaspokane@gmail.com.

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. For more information or to register visit 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.

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