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Cancer Support Group – at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 474-5490 for more information.

Prepared Childbirth – This five-week series is designed for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy and covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques and muscle toning and relaxation. It starts today and runs through July 5, 6-8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $80. Another five-week course will be held starting Wednesday, running through July 6 from 7-9 p.m. at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Call Community Health Education and Resources at 232-8138 for more information.

Breastfeeding Class – Learn more about breastfeeding, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Drive. Cost is $20; fee includes support person. Preregistration required. Call 241-7886 or visit for more information.

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Maternity Center Tour – Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 482-BABY for more information.

Hip and Knee Pain – A free seminar on the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain. Learn about the latest treatments and tips on diet, exercise and medication. The seminar will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call 474-7400 for more information.

Baby Care Basics – This four-week class features basic care instruction for infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting and stages of development from birth to one year. It runs Thursday through June 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call CHER at 232-8138 for more information.

Free Lead Testing – The Spokane Regional Health District is offering free blood lead testing to ages 6 months to 11 years to determine if they have been exposed to lead from the contaminated BNSF site located in Northeast Spokane. Parents of children who live in the neighborhood or whose children walk, bike or play at or near the site are encouraged to bring their children in for a free testing clinic Friday at the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook St. To make an appointment, call the Health District at 323-2828.

Prepared Childbirth – This two-week course is designed for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy and covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques and muscle toning and relaxation. It starts Saturday and runs through June 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $80. Call 232-8138 for more information.

Introduction to Pilates Workshop – Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m., presented by Precision Pilates of Spokane, 111 S. Cedar. Recommended for all who have never done Pilates, done Pilates on their own or at another facility before starting a mat class series. Cost is $75. To register, call 869-5706.

Infant/Child CPR – Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25. Call CHER at 232-8138 for more information.

“For Men Only” Pilates Workshop – June 18 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., presented by Precision Pilates of Spokane, 111 S. Cedar. Using Pilates-based exercises, gain increased flexibility and strength. Discover which exercises help alleviate certain pains. Cost is $75. To register, call 869-5706.


Health Talks: Headaches 101 – Dr. Amy Anderson will discuss the different kinds of headaches, and will share information on how physicians diagnose and treat this common malady, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic second-floor conference room, 400 E. Fifth Ave. Reservations encouraged. Call 755-6570 for more information.

Benewah Medical Center’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Powwow – Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Wellness Center, 1100 A St., Plummer, Idaho. Call (208) 686-9355 ext. 403 for more information.

Other programs

Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in the Valley. For information, call 922-3915.

Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer 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. Three locations: 12715 E. Mission Ave., 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor. Call 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call 483-8456; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 666-2996 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Cost: $15/session; for information, call 483-6495.

Back Care – If you are interested in learning how to prevent back injury, Group Health is offering this class. For dates and times call 459-1086 or visit

Better Breathers Meeting – The American Lung Association of Washington is sponsoring this support group for those with lung conditions. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the East Central Community Center Multi-Purpose room, 500 S. Stone. For information, call 325-6516.

Bereavement Support Groups – Hospice of Spokane offers various support groups. Spouse Grief, Wednesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m., for those who have lost a spouse through death. General Grief, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., for those who have lost anyone through death. Life After Loss group, call for information and registration. Call the Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Department at 456-0438 for more information.

Bereaved Parents of the USA, Coeur d’Alene – meets the third Thursday of every month at St. Pius X Church, Room 3, 625 E. Haycraft Road. Contact (208) 765-1705.

Bible Study on Healing – Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook, has a Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Healing. The current topic is: “Biblical Healing: Our Covenant Right.” Call 891-5253 for additional information.

Bipolar Support Group – first and third Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Mary Bede Room, L3, east of cafeteria. For information, call the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at 838-5515.

Free Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center Health and Education Building, 901 W. Fifth is offering these screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. in the Osteoporosis Resource Center. For information call 473-3058.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – provides eligible women with free health exams, mammograms and education concerning health-care needs, sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call 324-1498.

Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment – The Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center presents Heart-to-Heart, a program to help you find out your risk for cardiovascular disease. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost of this screening includes several tests, educational materials and follow-up is $60. Tests can also be ordered separately. To make an appointment, call 474-2400.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, or call (510) 597-1393, e-mail at

Community Service Lectures – offered free of charge by Dr. Loren Miller, chiropractor. Topics include peak performance-production and energy enhancements and injury prevention; headache management without drugs; detecting and managing the causes of ADHD; advanced trigger point therapy techniques; carpel tunnel syndrome; and others. For information, call the Quality Life Health Center at 327-3393.

Free Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpel tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. Call 327-1584 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – These classes offered by the American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave., are scheduled weekly, with a variety of times available. Other classes include blood borne pathogens, HIV education, pet first aid and disaster preparedness. For information about the times, locations and costs of these classes, call 326-3330, ext. 210/209 or visit

Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid Review, American Red Cross Course – Meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Friday at the Gladish Community Center, Room 313 in Pullman. The cost is $20 per person. To register, call 332-2304.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Classes are scheduled every week on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m. and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora. Cost is $38, call 326-3330, ext. 211 for more information.

Free Depression Screenings – offered by Vista Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Call 456-2190 for more information.

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