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North Idaho Partners in Care Mobile Clinic – Targeted for low-income families to provide primary health care for all ages, acute and chronic disease care, immunizations, cancer screenings, and dental care. Locations include: Timberlake Fire Station, Athol, Wednesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dental only. Call (208) 667-3481 for an appointment. Osburn Senior Center, Thursday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 786-7474 for an appointment. St. Maries IGA Store, Friday from 10 a.m. -3 p.m., dental only; Fernwood, Upriver School, Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 245-4556 for an appointment. Prichard Fire Station, next Tuesday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 786-7474. Spirit Lake Community Center, May 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 667-3481 for an appointment. Mobile clinics are open to all residents of the five northern counties in Idaho, fees are based on a sliding scale. For more information contact the Panhandle Health District at (208) 667-3481 or visit www2.state.id.us/phd1.

National Arthritis Month: Arthritis Update – HealthTalk sponsored by Rockwood Clinic and Premera Blue Cross, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Rockwood Clinic second floor conference room, 400 E. Fifth. Free forum will discuss types of arthritis and proper diagnosis. Reservations are encouraged. Call 755-6570.

Basic Life Support: Healthcare Provider Renewal – Designed for those who hold a current AHA Healthcare Provider Card and wish to renew their status. Meets Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, room 200, 711 S. Cowley. Cost is $55 per person and registration is required. Call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138 for information.

“All About Bones” – A panel of experts will discuss osteoporosis, its prevention, diagnosis and treatment in conjunction with osteoporosis month, Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Valley Hospital Health Education Center, room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Registration is required. Call the CHER office at 232-8138.

All About Core Training – Free seminar is presented by 24-Hour Fitness and Get Active America. Learn the benefits of this fitness routine from experts at your nearest 24-Hour Fitness on Thursday at 7 p.m. For information, visit www.24HourFitness.com.

Creating a Hopeful Future: an Educational Symposium by and for Transplant Patients – Topics include Social Security, diet, health and rehabilitation. Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Providence Center for Health and Healing, 108 W. Eighth. To register, call Dianna Hanna at 468-1862 or e-mail dianatx@hotmail.com.

Free Fitness Days – In conjunction with Get Active America, all 24-Hour Fitness locations will be open for free workouts Friday through Sunday , to promote physical activity and fight obesity. For information, visit www.24HourFitness.com.

Meditation: Reach Home Before Sunset – Presented by the Know Thyself as Soul Foundation, this free program will include instructions for the Inner Light and Sound meditation to bring inner peace. Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley, and Monday from 7-10:30 p.m. at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. For information, call 456-3305.

Lions Heath Screening Van – Presented by the Spokane North Lions Club, this van will provide free screenings for blood pressure, glaucoma, diabetes, sight and hearing. The van will be at the Albertsons Food Center, 6520 N. Nevada, Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call the Lion’s Club at 466-7722.

Improving Bladder Control: Bottom Line on Kegels – Presented by Valerie Wang. Learn how to improve bladder control with Kegel exercises, Monday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center in the Leahy room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $12 per person and registration is required. Call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Infant and Child CPR – This American Red Cross course will meet next Tuesday from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Gladish Community Center, room 313, 115 N.W. State St., Pullman. Cost is $25 per person. To register call 332-2304.

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The Dangers of Chew Tobacco – Gruen Von Behrens, a 26-year-old from Stewardson, Ill., first tried chew-tobacco at the age of 13. By the time he was 17, he was diagnosed with a form of oral cancer. He has since undergone surgeries that removed half of his neck muscles, lymph nodes and a third of his tongue. Hear his story at “It Does a Body Good Health and Wellness Expo” in the Pence Union Building of Eastern Washington University from noon- p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call Jennifer Hymer at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at (206) 667-7480.

Malignant Melanoma Update – Dr. Ryan Holbrook, a surgical oncologist, will discuss symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment options at this free lecture Thursday at 6 p.m. at Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S. Sherman. Light refreshments will be served. To reserve a seat, call 747-4316 by Tuesday.

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