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Depression Recovery Seminar – Feb. 6-March 27. An eight-week seminar based on the community program developed by Dr. Neil Nedley. Meetings will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. For more information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.

90 for Life Tour – Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” will present two free seminars on maintaining your health. Feb. 17, 7 p.m., 702 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene; and Feb. 18, 7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Reservations are requested. For more information or reservations, visit or email

Safety Fest – Feb. 18-20. North Idaho College will offer several classes for construction and general industry companies to receive free safety training for their employees at the NIC Workforce Training Center, 525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Classes include: fall protection, confined space training, CPR/first aid, excavation, distracted driving and more. For more information or to register, visit or call (208) 769-7732. CATALYST Study – Researchers at Marycliff Allergy Specialists are seeking volunteers for a Phase 3 clinical research study for a cat allergy medication. Participants will receive study exams and medication for free and compensation for time and travel may be provided. For more information or to see if you qualify, call (509) 838-3655 or visit

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.


Chair Massage – Make an appointment for a 15-minute session at Today and Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $20.


RESOLVE: Weight Loss Workshop – Get information on weight loss workouts, nutrition plans, and more. Saturday, 10 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place. For more information call (509) 241-3088 or email rivercitychirospokane@ $25.

Second Annual Dog/People Blood Drive – The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have its bus at Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic so people can donate, and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. Donated dog blood will be stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. Dogs must be heavier than 60 pounds and ages 1 to 6. Call the clinic to sign up. Saturday, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-3551.

Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit

Health Insurance Information – The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; 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.

Lunch and Learn: Heart Health – Learn how to keep your heart healthy, including decreasing bad cholesterol and what to do in a cardiac emergency. Feb. 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit for more information. Free; bring your lunch.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Feb. 21-23. 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.

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Feb. 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium,20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Spokane Public Library will offer a six-session workshop for individuals with one or more chronic conditions. The workshops will be once a week at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., and South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. For more information or to enroll, call (509) 434-0402 or email Free.

Diabetes Research – The Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane is looking for volunteers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or peripheral vascular disease for clinical research trials. Volunteers will be seen at the campus clinic, receive study-related medical care, education and access to medications. For more information, call (855) 228-0832 or (509) 358-7733.

BEMER Symposium – Spokane BEMER Partners will host a free symposium on BEMER Physical Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. March 1, 3-6:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Room, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 701-1940.

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.