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Cholesterol: Understanding Your Risk – Find out the difference between good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and what you can do about it, today at 5:30 p.m. in the Avista Classroom at Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $5. For information call 474-2400.

Prepared Childbirth – This five-week class for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation. The class begins today, 6-8 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave.; on Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood; on Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; or next Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Baby Care Basics – This four-week class for new parents aims to help you through the first few days and weeks after taking your newborn home. Topics discussed include basic care, safety, feeding and comforting, and stages of development. The class starts Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $55 and registration is required. For more information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Tobacco Free Program – The Community Health Education and Resources office presents this free class for anyone wishing to quit smoking. A free “Quit Kit” is included in the program. The class begins Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley, lower level Conference Room 3. Registration is required. Call the CHER office at 232-8138 for information.

TLC Health and Education Services – This clinic, 10015 N. Division, No. 101, is now accepting new patients and offers primary health care, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, family counseling and fitness training. For a free get acquainted visit, call 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.

Mammogram Screenings – The Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center Coach will be available Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spokane Regional Health District, 1100 W. College Ave. The test takes about 15 minutes and is billable through most insurance programs. To schedule an appointment, call 474-2400 or toll free at (877) 474-2400.

Prepared Childbirth – This two-week class for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation. This class begins Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Introduction to Yoga – The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, is offering this two-week course Jan. 19 and Jan. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.; the cost is $15. For information, call 838-3575 or e-mail radhayoga@comcast.net.

Breastfeeding Basics – This two-week course will discuss both prenatal and postnatal benefits and techniques, starting next Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $30 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Upcoming

North Idaho Partners in Care Mobile Clinic – will visit the following North Idaho locations in January. Clinics provide primary health care for all ages, acute and chronic disease care, immunizations and cancer screenings. Sites include: St. Maries IGA Store, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dental only, call (208) 245-4556 for an appointment; Kellogg-Shoshone Headstart, Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call (208) 786-7474 for an appointment; Athol, Timberlake Fire Station, Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., call (208) 415-5100 for an appointment.

Blood Pressure Checks – provided Jan. 19, Feb. 16 and March 16 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacies, 1327 W. Northwest Blvd. and 520 S. Pines Road. For more information, call 327-1504 or 924-1222.

Cancer Fitness Recovery Program – The Medically Directed Wellness Center at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is looking for four underinsured or uninsured women to participate in its Cancer Fitness Recovery Program. The program helps cancer survivors deal with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set aside money for women who cannot afford to join. For more information, call 473-6013.

Other programs

Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome call Sharman Collins, 448-8517, or e-mail sharmanrcollins@msn.com.

Power Wheelchairs Available – Miracle on Wheels for nonambulatory senior citizens 65 years and older, also available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call (800) 749-8778 or www.durablemedical.com for more details.

Schizophrenia Support Group – meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Mental Health, 107 S. Division, Room J. For information, call Ron Anderson at 235-4630.

Self Healing and Mediation – Learn stress management, relaxation techniques, breath work, and guided and silent meditation at Metaphysical Learning Center. Call 448-0491 for more information.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - WSU Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call 358-7580.

Stress Reduction Clinic – This clinic will teach you techniques to manage stress better at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For information, call Dr. Mary Gentile at 487-6337.

Striders – a community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Valley Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at the YMCA at Mirabeau Point. Northside Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Lake City Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For information, call Carol at 926-1697 or Steve at (208) 571-2729.

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

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