Health guide

2014-06-18T00:00:00Z Health guide The Billings Gazette
June 18, 2014 12:00 am


Billings Clinic open yoga classes: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Billings Clinic, room 3. Wear clothes you can stretch in. $45 for eight weeks or $7 per class. All levels, beginners welcome. Call Kyle Neary, 652-4955 or 255-8485.

Montana Health Research: Blood pressure checks. Free. Call 652-6630 or stop by 2101 Broadwater Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billings Clinic Osteoporosis and Bone Health: Noon to 1 p.m. Join Nurse Practitioner Dean Scott, APRN, FNP, and Orthopedic Surgeon Guy Schmidt, MD, to learn what you can do to help prevent fracture. Free light lunch to those who register. To register call 255-8440 or register online at

St. Vincent Healthcare Weight Management Seminar. 6 p.m. Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave N. Call 237-3950 to register.

St. Vincent New Baby Camp. For big brothers and sisters. 6:30 p.m. The Perinatal Conference Room, located at 1233 North 30th. Call 237-3950 to register.


Montana Health Research: Spirometry breathing tests. Free. Call 652-6630 or stop by 2101 Broadwater Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Vincent Healthcare Lamaze. Getting ready for baby. 6 p.m. Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave N. Call 237-3950 to register.


Getting Ready for Baby: 7 to 9 p.m. Pregnant women and their birthing coaches are encouraged to attend. Free. Attend all six classes or choose only those of special interest. Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave N. Call 237-3950 to register. Tonight’s class: Stages of labor, labor support, vaginal deliveries.


Walk-n-Talk with the Doc: 5:30 p.m. Billings YMCA. Join Dr. Cheryl Cook and guest walkers. Free.

Montana Health Research: Diabetes/blood sugar checks. Free. Call 652-6630 or stop by 2101 Broadwater Ave. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other classes, etc.

Nutrition For Better Living Series: Every Tuesday in June at 11 a.m. Mission Ridge. Free. Healthy eating topics include: bone health, brain health, digestive health and muscular health. Contact Erin Adams for more information or to register at 655-5250.

Billings Clinic Welcome Baby - Monday Classes. Childbirth preparation. 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, Billings Clinic Family Birth Center.

Billings Clinic Welcome Baby - Wednesday Classes. Childbirth preparation, includes breathing/positions/labor station workshop. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 2, 9, 16, and 23, Billings Clinic Family Birth Center.

Billings Clinic Dads 101. For soon-to-be Dads, new Dads, and experienced Dads! Tuesday, July 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Billings Clinic Family Birth Center.

The Family Tree Center's Nurturing Parenting Classes: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 25. Grade School Thursday, 5:30 p.m. beginning July 10. All classes are 15 sessions. Free child care and dinner provided for the children. $100 per individual and $150 per couple (fee includes book and materials). Scholarship applications available upon request. Enrollment is required. Call 252-9799 for an appointment or for more information.

The Family Tree Center's Parenting After Incarceration: eight-week sessions beginning: Women, June 10; Men, Aug. 12., Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 2520 Fifth Ave. S. $5 Call 252-9799 for an appointment of for more information.

Pulmonary Support Group: Meets the second Saturday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Second floor conference room of the Billings Public Library. For more information contact Helen at 652-3488 or Marilyn at 794-9268.

Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age and from any cause. 7 p.m. second Monday of the month. Billings Clinic conference room E. Call 256-1569 or visit

MS support group: Meets the second Thursday of the month. 6 to 7:30 p.m. St. Vincent Regional Neuroscience Center for the Brain and Spine, 1041 N. 29th St. (use side door). Contact Lora Waid at 670-4276 or Also, the second Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m. to noon. Mansfield Health Education Center, Burns Auditorium East, Yellowstone Medical Building, 2900 12th Ave. N. Contact Marijane Bonawitz 373-7512 or

Women's Wellness 2014: Free screenings for uninsured or underinsured women. For more information or to see if you qualify call 238-2501.

GiG (Gluten intolerance Group) of Eastern Montana: Meetings are 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month in Billings at the First Presbyterian Church on 13th Street and Poly Drive. For more information go to or call Carl Solberg at 656-9492.

Mission Ridge wellness classes: Aqua Zumba and other aquatic classes, yoga, Arthritis Foundation programs and many more. Contact Erin Adams at 655-5250 or to get started or receive more information.

Survivors of suicide loss support group: Meets all year round, but in warm weather it meets only once a month the third Monday of the month (June through September). 6-8 p.m., 2016 Alderson Ave. Free, nonreligious, open to all survivors of suicide loss. It’s a place where everyone understands your pain and how it continues for a long time. For more information, contact Joan Nye at 321-0591 or

Free spinal screening every Thursday for new patients: This screening allows doctors to assess structural and neurological function, with 20 percent off initial consult and exam. Chiropractic Health Associates, 1407 Wyoming Ave., 656-3333.

Community yoga class: Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m. All levels. St. John’s Lillis Center, 2429 Mission Way. On the southern part of St. John’s Campus, north of St. Vincent’s Center for Healthy Living. Donations go to St. John’s Foundation. Call Elizabeth Klarich at 545-8195.

Rimrock Chapter of the Montana Association for the Blind: Meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May, in the meeting room of Vintage Suites at Marquis Grand Park, 1221 28th St. W.

National Federation of the Blind’s Yellowstone Chapter: Meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the meeting room of Vintage Suites at Marquis Grand Park, 1221 28th St. W. Call president Jeff Haworth at 794-5057.

Alzheimer’s support group: Meets 11 a.m. second and fourth Mondays at the Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane. Call 281-8455.

Mother-newborn tours: 6 p.m. Free tours of the St. Vincent Healthcare Family Maternity Center. The first Monday of every month. Perinatal conference room, 1233 N. 30th St., fourth floor.

St. Vincent Healthcare Discovery Circle stroke support group: 3 to 4 p.m. Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N., southwest entrance, garden level. Led by a stroke survivor. Second Thursday of the month. Free. Call 237-3950.

Billings Clinic cancer support groups: Facilitated by an oncology counselor and chaplain. “Living with Cancer,” 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Cancer Center conference room, fourth floor. Friday support group, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Cancer Center Radiation conference room, first floor. “Here and Now,” education and support for women, 6 to 7:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month, Cancer Center conference room, fourth floor.

Breast cancer support group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Monday of each month. Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900 12th Ave. N. Support for those affected by breast cancer. Call 237-3115.

Men’s cancer education group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Frontier Cancer Center. A group open to men with any type of cancer. Contact Alana Barber at 237-3099.

Billings Clinic gynecologic oncology support group: For women with gynecologic cancer. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. third Thursday of each month. Cancer Center Conference Room, fourth floor.

Billings Clinic Cancer Caregiver support group: 4:30 to 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month. Cancer Center radiation conference room, first floor.

Parkinson’s support group: 4 p.m. first Wednesday of every month. Mary Alice Fortin Center conference rooms off the cafeteria. Billings Clinic Hospital. Call 259-7656.

Free pregnancy testing: Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8 a.m. No appointment necessary. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Billings Clinic, second floor west. 801 N. 29th St., enter at Eighth Avenue North and North 29th Street.

Weight Issues: All are welcome to attend Overeaters Anonymous meetings. Go to to find meeting dates, times and driving directions.

Weekly qigong class: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Unity Church, 9 14th St. W. Contact Mary Erickson at 690-1251.

Meier Family Chiropractic free health seminar: 6 to 7 p.m. First Wednesday of each month. “Detox Your Life,” on minimizing chemicals in home and work environments. 3419 Central Ave. Call 651-5433 to reserve a seat.

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