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Kootenai Clinic Diabetes Presentation - Kootenai Clinic’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Center will host a free public event on diabetes and treatment options. A vendor fair will be 5-6 p.m.; Dr. William Polonsky will speak from 6-7 p.m.; Kendall Simmons will speak 7-8 p.m.; a discussion session will follow the presentations from 8-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. Light appetizers will be served. Visit or call (208) 666-3165 for more information.

Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., Deaconess Hospital Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-7050 or email Nov. 21, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email or Free.

Inland Northwest Diabetes Consortium Breakfast - The Angel Ball Foundation, Camp STIX, and JDRF have formed the Inland Northwest Diabetes Consortium for a benefit breakfast. The theme of the breakfast is “Hope, Support, Cure.” Emcee is state Rep. Kevin Parker, and the keynote speaker is former U.S. Rep. George Nethercutt. Thursday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The breakfast is complimentary. For more information or to register contact Illa Davis at (509) 484-1366 or

Affordable Care Act Information - Chelsea Fanara from Pullman Rural Resources will give individual help with locating the best option for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m., Malden Library, 205 S. Moreland Ave., Malden, Wash. For more information, call (509) 569-3771.

Gluten Intolerance Group Annual Holiday Potluck - Bring a gluten-free dish or dessert.  Family and friends welcome. Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran, 3606 S. Schaefer Road. For more information, contact (509) 922-6153 or (509) 535-7668.


The Emotional Side of Diabetes - William Polonsky, CEO and founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, will present. Today, 10-11 a.m., Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visit or call (208) 666-3165 for more information.

United Healthcare Meetings - Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Today, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m., South Side Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; Thursday, Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave.; Monday, Nov. 18, Nov. 25 at 9:30 a.m., Eagles Club North, 6410 N. Lidgerwood St.; for more information call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366. 

The MOOSE Project - The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 and younger, Today and Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and 20, 10-10:45 a.m. Moose on the Loose is a child care program with babysitters who use sign language, Nov. 15 and Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. All programs held at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For more information, visit


“What Women Need to Know about Heart Disease” - Learn how to keep your heart healthy and understand the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease. Presented by Dr. Dieter Lubbe, an interventional cardiologist with the Providence Spokane Heart Institute. Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. To register visit Free.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Nov. 15-17. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host a series of informational sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Dec. 18 and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Nov. 20, Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.

Other programs

Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.

Metaphysical Research Society - Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at Unity Church South, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call (509) 838-8155 for more information, or visit

Nicotine Anonymous - Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous - Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit for more information.

Polio Outreach of Spokane - For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or email

Providence Adult Day Health - Offers structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Held at 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Qi Gong Classes - Increase your flexibility, balance, and reduce pain by tapping into the vibrant energy within. Tuesdays, 1 p.m., and Fridays, 8 a.m., Peak Health and Wellness Center, 940 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. $8/per class. For more information call (208) 691-9736.

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

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - Washington State University Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call (509) 828-1323.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.


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