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Biofeedback and Relaxation – Presented by Dyscoveries Dystonia Support Group of Spokane. Learn the benefits of relaxation as well as how to relax deeply and how to use biofeedback to elicit a relaxation response. Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, lower-level board room, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 891-0790 or e-mail to register and for more information.

“From Here to Longevity” – Presentation covers health myths and misinterpreted research, the choices we make every day that can affect our bodies at the cellular level and simple things we can do to make a difference for our own health and for the health of our loved ones. Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m., at North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Science Building Auditorium, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 765-8147 or e-mail for more information.

Heart Health: A Naturopathic Approach – Discussion of conventional Western treatments, nutritional interventions, lifestyle changes and herbal treatments proven to decrease our known risk factors for common ailments. Thursday, 6-7:20 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 651-9809 for more information.

Preventative Stroke/Carotid Artery Screening – Covers the benefits of utilizing diagnostic ultrasound to see the inside of the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta which provides valuable information on vascular health. Thursday, 7:20-7:45 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 651-9809 for more information.

Metabolic Testing for Weight Loss and Performance – Covers how exercise metabolic and resting metabolic testing can vastly improve weight loss, energy and physical performance by providing you with exact details on how to fuel your body and how to exercise at the ideal heart-rate intensity for your physical profile. Next Tuesday, 6-7 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 651-9809 for more information.

Dental Health: The Missing Link to Optimal Wellness? – Informative seminar covers the link between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 651-9809 for more information.

Youth and Family Substance Abuse Education – Seminar on the impact and intervention on addictions and dysfunctional family systems. Free. Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., at Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way. Call (509) 327-4422 or (509) 327-9831 or e-mail for more information.

Natural Medicine and Menopause Workshop – Workshop covers natural ways to control the symptoms of menopause, including the use of bio-identical hormones. Cost: $35. Registration forms are available at Jones Pharmacy, 906 S. Monroe St. Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth St. Call (509) 838-6451 for registration forms or for more information.

High School Sports Nutrition Meeting – “Nutrition Tilts the Playing Field in Athletes’ Favor.” Designed for high school coaches, trainers, athletes and their parents to discuss sports nutrition and its impact on high school athletes. Free. Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., WSU Spokane Campus – Health Sciences Building, Room 110-D, 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Call (206) 682-3699 or e-mail for more information.


Computer-Assisted Minimal-Incision Knee Replacement Surgery – Dr. Craig Bone will discuss and demonstrate the new Navigation technology and its improvement in knee-replacement surgery. Free. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. For more information or to register, call (509) 489-2851 or visit

“Effects of Acute Sleep Deprivation on Driving-Related Processes in Professional Drivers” – Hosted by the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University Spokane. This lecture covers driving-related performance outcomes and measures of brain activity to examine mechanisms that might lead to sleep-related accidents in professional truck drivers. Free. Thursday, 2-3 p.m., at Riverpoint Campus, Academic Center Room 347, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. For more information, e-mail

Seizure Education and Resource Center – Monthly educational seminars and activities open to families, individuals, professionals and community members interested in seizures and epilepsy. This month’s presentation covers six basic types of seizures, with discussion following. Feb. 18, 5:30-7 p.m., Spokane Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. For more information, call Travis at (509) 280-7666 or e-mail

Hear What You Are Missing – Free. discussion on hearing loss and hearing aids, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Pre-register by calling (509) 482-2372.

Free Women’s Self-Defense Class – Hosted by the Woman’s Club of Spokane, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Registration required by Feb. 20. To sign up or learn more go to

Heart to Heart Screenings – Includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, glucose levels and blood pressure every Tuesday and Friday through February, 7:30-10:30 a.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $15 for first screening; $20 if participant has had previous screening. To register, call (208) 666-2083.

Free Yoga for Type 2 Diabetics – Workouts to better stretch and relax the mind, for individuals with Type 2 diabetes or pre-conditions. Held Monday and Wednesday nights through February, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free Turbo Jam workouts will be offered in March. For more information, call (509) 288-0681.

Caregiver Classes – Free series for people caring for ill family and friends, Wednesdays, through March 11, 2-3:30 p.m., at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. To register, call Jon Clifton, (509) 456-0438.

HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer Screening Month – Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will offer HPV vaccine, a three-part series to guard against most types of cervical cancer. Most insurance will cover for girls and women between the ages of 9 and 26. Women under age 19 who are Medicaid-eligible can receive the vaccine for free. To make an appointment, call PPINW scheduling center at (800) 788-9128.


Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Hearth Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave.. Cost: $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8145 for information and registration.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.

Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., for information, call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 244-4191; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 340-3875; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrum St., call (509) 244-4191 or 258-6850; the first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Lake Water and Sewer Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave, for information, call (509) 226-0510.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. The class fulfills court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments, and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program. Call for times and dates. CAPA offices, 820 N. Summit Blvd., Suite 100. Free; for registration and more information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes are offered at various hospitals and locations through Community Health Education and Resources and include: baby care basics, breast-feeding basics, prepared and refresher childbirth, sibling preparation, infant/child CPR, children at birth, sensational beginnings, communicating with your baby, and infant massage. For dates and times call the Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 325-8716 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call Kathy Jo Avery at (509) 448-5660 for more information.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or e-mail

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more 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, Room 6, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. It is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society for women diagnosed with cancer teaches how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – This group focuses on guest presentation and group discussion about prostate cancer. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Parking and attendance are free. Call Kim Ramirez at (509) 755-6515 for more information.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 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 (509) 327-8188.


Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring Meditation – For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair Yoga is offered to seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation – Six-week series for individuals, caregivers and family members living with ALS, cancer or other chronic conditions, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon, at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Donations accepted. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

Stretch Up Yoga Classes – Pilates/Stretching: Traditional Pilates mat work, focusing on strengthening the core, followed by stretching. Multilevel class; meets Mondays, 9-10 a.m., and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Gentle Yoga: Introduces the basic principles of alignment while stretching and strengthening the body, working on balance, strength and flexibility. Beginner class, ideal for those dealing with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, weight concerns, chemotherapy, or other restrictions. Meets Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Yoga Flow: Workout focusing on strength and flexibility. Multilevel class. Held Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Cost for drop-ins, $8 per class. All classes are held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Shafer Road, Spokane Valley. Participants should bring their own mats. Call (509) 928-7088 to register and for more information.

Hatha Yoga – Small classes for all skill levels. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per four-week series or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information or visit

Rockwood Neighborhood Yoga Basics – Basic Hatha yoga classes for all levels. Meets Saturdays, 8-9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., at 505 E. 24th St. Cost is $5 for the first class, and $65 for 10 classes. Call (509) 869-4121 for more information.

Restorative Yoga – Learn restorative postures to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and to heal and rejuvenate the body. Meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. No experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Yoga for Recovery – Learn easeful restorative postures, meditation and breath work. Classes are Sundays, 7-8 p.m. All levels welcome, no experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Radha Yoga Center – New winter sessions, including Hatha yoga, yoga for health and healing, sacred dance and Satsang. All regular classes cost $60 for six weeks and will be held at the center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. in Browne’s Addition. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

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 Spokane Valley. For more information, call (509) 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. Two locations: 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 772-2542. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15/session; for more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly at Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for times and for more information.

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