Health Bulletin Board – Tue, 30 Sep 2014 PST

New listings

Holistic Festival – Includes lectures, booths with organic and natural products, remedies, body care and pain relief, books, art, jewelry and quality gifts, as well as practitioners of chiropractic, biofeedback, reflexology, astrology, acupuncture and more. Visit Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. . (509) 468-9001.

Intro to Ayurveda Nutrition Workshop – This workshop will help you discover which diet and lifestyle choices are most suitable for your unique mind and body constitution based on principles of Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of healing. The workshop includes an Ayurvedic cooking demonstration and tastings. Saturday, 4-6 p.m., Spokane Yoga Shala, 731 S. Garfield St. For more information or registration, visit or call (509) 221-9319. .

Pre-Diabetes Class – A class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Oct. 13 and Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Washington. . To register and for information, visit

Chair Massage – Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at .

Tai Chi Classes – Oct. 20-Dec. 17. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic and advanced tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email


Holistic Family Discussion – An open discussion group for those interested in expanding their health and lifestyle, specifically in relation to birth, family and children. Today, 6 p.m., Spinal and Sports Care Clinic, 12905 E. Sprague Ave. Free. (509) 922-0303.


Women’s Wellness Fair – Learn ways to reduce stress, live healthier, learn about your body, experience balance, find passion in the moment and feel rejuvenated. There will be booths with healthy foods and appetizers, fresh pressed juices, red wine, table and chair massages, educational information, free samples and much more. Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Admission is free. For more information call (208) 401-5525 or visit

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes – Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to 4.5 miles. Register online at For more information call (509) 624-7478, ext. 2281 or like the Facebook page at Sunday, 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.

Party in Pink Zumbathon – Raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Visit for more information. .

Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Kalispel A & C Ballrooms; Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17 at 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor; Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755 or visit and click on the event calendar.

Colfax Library Fitness Classes – Classes include: Boot Camp, Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.; Gentle Fitness, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; Yoga Bliss, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., begins Oct. 7. All classes held at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. No registration required; visit or call (509) 397-4366. Cost of classes vary; scholarship assistance is available.

Zumba with Sandy – Choose from three timeslots per week: Mondays at 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.; or Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., through Oct. 16. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips, knees. Perfect for boomers, beginners and beyond. Classes held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. For registration or more information, call (509) 270-0053 or email /any six classes; /any 12 classes.

Adult Fitness Boot Camp – Open to all Rockwood Health System employees, friends and family. Classes begin on Oct. 18 and are offered 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Physical Therapy Center, 505 E. Third Ave. For more information or registration call (509) 590-5490 or email Class size is limited and participants must have medical clearance from their physician. /per class.

Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors – Recent breast cancer survivors may be eligible for 12 weeks of free exercise classes with pre/post testing as part of a Washington State University Institutional Review Board approved research study at the Spokane campus. For more information, call (509) 358-7676.


Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than 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.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, first floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information.

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

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services – For mothers and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, First Floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurance plans cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 3 years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

Prepared Childbirth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, cesarean section birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is per person/couple, preregistration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email to register and for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for 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, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Fitness Classes for Cancer Survivors – Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training with a certified trainer and six-year cancer survivor who is also trained as a Livestrong coach. For a full list of class schedules, visit or call (208) 659-1990.

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 twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call the Cancer Resource Center at (509) 473-3170.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Inland Northwest Affiliate hosts a monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave, Liberty Lake. Pancreatic cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited to join us to hear more about PCAN, learn about upcoming activities, advocacy and awareness efforts and find out how you can help make an impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer locally. For more information please visit

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.

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