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Pre-Diabetes Class – Two-part class series. All participants will receive a free testing meter. Mondays, March 10-17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. first class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., second class. INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Call (509) 232-8131. $30, support partner free. Also, course offered via Telehealth at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport.

Hypnosis for Dystonia? - Learn about this therapy which will be discussed during the support group meeting. March 14, 2-3:15 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., Room 200. Free.

Bloomsday Training Clinics - Join walkers, joggers and runners for these free Providence/Group Health Training clinics. Train safely and progress at your own speed every Saturday from March 15-April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at www.phc.org. (509) 474-3081. Free.

ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities Affecting Your Family? - Too often we fall back on the notion that there are two main options in dealing with a neurodevelopmental disorder: medicate or live with the problems. There are other options. Neurodevelopmental disorders are disabilities associated primarily with the functioning and development of the brain, such as: ADD and ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, Asperger’s syndrome, learning disabilities or undiagnosed problems with hyperactivity, inattention or an unexplained lack of productivity. Dr. Amy Spoelstra will explain how you can start making changes today without the use of medication. Please call to reserve a seat. March 19, 6:15 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-7434. Free.

Lunch & Learn: Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right - We provide ideas and strategies to incorporate healthy food choices into your daily routine. We will show you how to balance the good taste of nutrition with fast and convenient foods. Learn what healthy foods you can easily work into your diet that will go a long way toward improving your overall health. March 20, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Call (509) 232-8131. Free.

Health Care Safety: How Patients, Family and Advocates Can Help - By Dr. Ward Buckingham. March 25, 1 p.m., at Touchmark on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. (509) 321-8149. Free.

Diabetes Day - An educational program promoting diabetes self-management for patients, their families and the general public. Medical experts will be speaking on diabetes care, treatment and complications of Type I and II diabetes. March 29, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, 1810 N. Greene St. Register before March 27 at www.rockwoodclinic.com as space is limited or call (509) 710-0538. $10.


Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. today and March 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at www.wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Diabetes Support Group - Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Have you been living with diabetes for a long time? Do you need extra support? Led by a certified diabetes educator. today, 5:50-7 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Call (509) 232-8131. Free.


Movin’ and Groovin’ Fair - The health fair will include screenings, massages, informational booths, raffles and an affordable lunch. Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information, visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org or call (509) 327-1584. Free admission.

12th annual Northwest Regional Critical Access Hospital Conference - This one-day conference is designed for critical access hospital administrators, staff, clinicians and board members. Speakers will share information on health care reform, the future of rural health care, affiliations, community partnerships, health care delivery, patient-centered care, finance, telemedicine, and more. March 18, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Registration is required at www.regonline.com/cah-rhc2014. For more information visit http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/conferences/cah-rhc or call (509) 358-7640. $75.

27th annual Northwest Regional Rural Health Conference - A two-day conference about current policy and regulatory developments at the federal, regional, state and local levels impacting health care delivery. The conference is designed for rural health providers, community leaders, administrators, board members, commissioners, policymakers, and public health professionals. March 19-20, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Registration is required at www.regonline.com/cah-rhc2014. For more information and a full list of conference activities, visit http://extension.wsu.edu/ahec/conferences/cah-rhc or call (509) 358-7640. $125-$245.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia - Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if you or someone you know has the signs of the disease. March 19, 1-3 p.m., Fairwinds-Spokane Retirement Community, 520 E. Holland Ave. Free; no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.

Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. March 19, 6-8 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8350 for more information. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 667-7434.

Depression Recovery Seminar - Through 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 information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.


Lactation Counseling Services - For new moms and babies up to 1 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.

Parenting Children of Divorce - Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the effects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Parenting Classes - For single parents of children up to 3 years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Prepared Child Birth Classes - Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email frasert@empirehealth.org to register and for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support - The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department conference room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Cancer Support Group - Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

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