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Mammography and Osteoporosis screenings – At the following Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy locations from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Today, 601 S. Fir St., Deer Park; Wednesday, 520 S. Pines Road; and next Tuesday, 1327 W. Northwest Blvd. Contact the Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center coach at 474-2400 to schedule an appointment; all insurances will be accepted for mammograms; $15 screening fee for osteoporosis.

Kid’s Yoga class – Stretching, relaxing and games for children and adults, Sunday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Cost is $10 for kid/adult combo. Call 838-3575 or e-mail for more information.

Babysitting Basics – Offered for 10- to 15-year-old boys and girls interested in babysitting, next Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Deaconess Health Education Center. Cost is $38. For more information, contact the Community Health Education and Resource office at 232-8138.

“Take a Time Out” for men – Free general health fair, next Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Providence Auditorium. Includes dinner, screenings, discussions and information. Contact the CHER office at 232-8138 to register.

Lilac City Volkssport Volkswalk – 10k or 5k walk on Saturday, beginning at the corner of Hallet and Herb Street, Medical Lake. Participants can begin between 8 a.m. and noon, finishing by 3 p.m. Free walkers welcome; $3 for credit. Contact Vanda VanAken at 299-4193, or Pauly Herrbach at 299-5582 for more information.


Prepared Childbirth – This two-week class will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Other programs

Medicare 101 Classes – This class will discuss the benefits of Medicare and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at 2005 Ironwood Parkway. For information, call (208) 666-6847 or 1-800-488-4725.

Free Memory Clinics – Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Kootenai Medical Center, McGrane Center. Screenings along with information on memory loss, causes, treatments, and whether more testing may be needed. Screenings take approximately 15 minutes. Call (208) 659-8297 for more information.

FUNcional Fitness Class – U-District Physical Therapy is offering a specialized conditioning class for active people of all levels and ages. This class will follow a circuit training style and focus on dynamic flexibility, agility, functional lower body strength, balance and total body conditioning. Session 1: Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Session 2: Tuesday, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at U-District Physical Therapy, 125 S. Cowley. Cost is $50 per month, per session. Call 458-7686 to sign up.

Golf Conditioning Program – U-District Physical Therapy is offering specialized programs for golfers. Learn new exercises focusing on dynamic flexibility, core strengthening and balance. Call 458-7678 for individual and group rates. U-District Physical Therapy is at 125 S. Cowley.

Men’s Group Therapy – 10-week program to help mind and heart resolve issues affecting personal growth and fulfillment in relationship, work and family. Sliding fee scale. Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Call Chi Counseling Services, 999-5831.

Metaphysical Research Society First Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., 838-8155

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group North side meets the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Holy Family MS Center, 5901 N. Lidgerwood, Suite 25. Family group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, 711 S. Cowley, Suite 200. For information on meetings in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas, call the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society at (800) FIGHT-MS or 482-2022.

Polio Outreach of Spokane For information about post-polio syndrome call Sharman Collins, 448-8517, or e-mail

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 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.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 6 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines. Call Kathy at 928-4328.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes – This program offered by TLC Health Services, 10015 N. Division, suite 101, will focus on treating metabolic syndrome and obesity. For an introductory visit call TLC at 467-1739 or e-mail

TLC Health and Education Services – This clinic, 10015 N. Division #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

Women’s Group This ongoing group addresses relationship issues including fear of intimacy, childhood sexual/physical abuse and depression/irritability. Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $25/week; for information call Donna Carolyn, Cedar Bridge Counseling, 624-3561.

Cancer Support

Cancer Support – For questions about cancer, call Providence Cancer Center at 474-5490. A nurse will answer questions and give the latest local and national information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Abby Wadlow at 455-3440, option 3.

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.

Chiropractic Care

Free Scoliosis Screenings Liberty Lake Chiropractic Clinic, 1318 N. Liberty Lake Road. Call 891-4088.

Free Scoliosis Screen Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller, at 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.

Free Workshop Bond Chiropractic Health Center offers a free workshop on alternative health-care topics, 307 W. Francis. Call 489-1544 for times and dates.

Drug and alcohol

Daybreak of Spokane – offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 628 S. Cowley, 624-3227; Valley outpatient, 11707 E. Sprague, Suite D-4, 960 E. Third Ave., 927-1991.

Parents of Addicted Teens – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.

Partners of Addicts – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – CHER is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call 232-8138 or 232-8139.

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