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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009 B5 HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS Eastside Alcoholics Anonymous hosts the following meetings, for more information, go to www. eastsideintergroup, org or call 454-9192: Any Length: 8 a.m. Sundays, Is- saquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way Issaquah Smoke Free: 8:30 a.m. Sundays, Issaquah Commu- nity Hall, 180 East Sunset Way One Step At a Time: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, Tiger Mountain, 206-686-2927 Core Relations (men only): 6 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Commu- nity Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way Sobriety Life Line: 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way Morning Buzz: 6:30 am. week- days, Lakeside Milam, 98 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Suite No. 200 Issaquah Breakfast: 7 a.m. weekdays, Issaquah Community Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way Issaquah Breakfast (step study): 7 a.m. Saturdays, Issaquah Com- munity Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way Joy of Living: noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fri- days, and 4 p.m. Thursdays, IHOP Restaurant, 1433 N.W. Sam- mamish Road It's In the Book (men only): 7 p.m. Mondays, 14919 Issaquah- Hobart Road 59 Minutes at Pine Lake: 8 p.m. Mondays, Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th Street A Resentment and a Coffee Pot: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Preston Fire Hall, 8641 Preston-Fall City Road S.E. Book Bag Stag (men only): 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Issaquah Commu- nity Hall, 180 E. Sunset Way Issaquah Tuesday Night: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street Young Drunks (young people): 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street Sammamish by the Book: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mary, Queen of Peace Church, 1121 228th Ave.S.E.. Issaquah New Start: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Community Baptist Church, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W. Sammamish Big Book Study (children): 6 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Covenant Church, 1715 228th Ave. S.E., Room 104 Raging on the River: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Preston Baptist Church, 31104 S.E. 8th Street Overlake offers classes Overlake Hospital Medical Cen- ter offers the following classes at its Issaquah campus, 5708 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E., No. 103. Call 688-5259. "Happiest Baby on the Block," 10 a.m. - noon Dec. 19 and Jan. 16, $60/family includes kit and DVD "Breathing and Relaxation Booster" for expectant parents, 7- 9:30 p.m. Jan. 4, $30 per couple; free for parents attending Over- lake's Preparation for Childbirth Class I~,vo-part "Refresher Childbirth Class," 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11, $60 per couple "Condensed Series Preparation for Childbirth & Newborn Care," 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 8 and 15, and 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays Jan. 19 - March 2, $95 per couple "Comprehensive Preparation for Childbirth and Newborn Care," Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Jan. 13 - Feb. 24, $105 per couple Swedish offers classes Swedish/Issaquah offers the fol- lowing classes. Call 394-0600. "Spine Problems: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options," 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Issaquah Police Department "Growing Up Female," 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Issaquah clinic, 2005 N.W. Sammamish Road Dr. Kevin K Lee, DD, ! irive Dcntis~ { ::iiiiiii;(ii: i ; ii}iii ;. ; !: Issaquah Women (women only): 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way Pine Lake Stag (men only): 8 p.m. Thursdays, Pine Lake Community Club, 21333 S.E. 20th Street Tiger Mountain Stag (men only): 8 p.m. Thursdays, Issaquah Com- munity Hall, 180 East Sunset Way Friday Night Firehouse Meet- ing: Issaquah Highlands Fire Sta- tion, 1289 N.E. Park Drive Search for Serenity (big book study): 8 p.m. Saturdays, Issaquah Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way Alzheimer's Disease and De- mentia Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday, Aegis of Issaquah, 780 N.W. Juniper St., 313-7364 Alzheimer's and Caregiver Family Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Is- saquah-Pine Lake Road S.E., 313- 7364. Angel Care-Breast Cancer Foundation: offers free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments, www. angelcaref oundation, org Bereavement Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays, Overlake Hospital, 688- 5906 Family Caregivers Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays, Overlake Senior Health Center, 1750 ll2th Ave. N.E., Suite A-101, Bellevue, 688-5807 Issaquah Parkinson's Sup- port Group: 1:30-3 p.m., second Monday, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 206- 230-0166 or 392-4169 Overeaters Anonymous: 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Call 392-2488 or 761-2555. Child- care is available upon request. Prostate Cancer Support Group: 7 p.m. the third Tuesday, Lincoln Center, 555 ll6th Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Bellevue, 36%2552 TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen- sibly): 9:30 a.rrr. Thursdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., 746-4195 or 391- 1889 FROM PAGE B4 Bad cholesterol, called LDL, builds up inside arteries causing blockages. Eating foods high in omega-3 oils, such as fish, avo- cado and nuts helps to increase the level of good cholesterol. Q: Does your heart stop when you sneeze? A: That's funny. I've been asked that before, but the truth is your heart doesn't stop when you sneeze. I think that myth started because sometimes sneezing leads to a "skipped beat." Q: What are a few things to stay away from during the holidays? Why?. A: Avoid excess. You don't Eating foods high in saturated have to completely avoid any fats, such as deep fried foods, particular food, just limit your in- butter and animal fats can in- take. Enjoy the occasionalholi- crease the levels of bad choles- day cookie: just don't make a terol, meal of them! Q: How can people keep their heart Q: What are things people can enjoy? healthy early? A: There are many healthy op- A: Consistent physical activity tiGriS available. When you hit the -- at least 30 minutes five days a buffet at the holiday party, try to week -- is one of the most im- stick to foods that feature fresh portant things people can do for heart health. Every hour of exer- cise you do extends your life by two hours. fruits and vegetables. Nuts make a great alternative to chips, and avocado dips are a great alterna- tive to dips made from sour cream. Q: How can people Improve their heart's health later In life? Can you Q: How can you counteract what undo any damage? you Indulge In during the holidays? A: Absolutely. It is never too A: Keep up your regular exer- late! For example, several studies cise routine and add an extra show quitting smoking reduces walk or two. Shoot for at least 30 the risk for heart disease 50 per- minutes at least five times a cent within one year and equal- week. Do little extras, like take izes the risk for heart disease and the stairs at work, or park further stroke to that of a nonsmoker away from the grocery store or within five years, shopping mall. SOLID ROCK COUNSELING CENTER Compassionate, Convenient, Competent Christian Counseling that WORKS! REBECCA TURNER, L,P.C, 425.454.3863 Counseling available for all emotional and mental health needs, for all ages. In-office, telephone, and internet sessions available. "Rebecca literally saved my ifef In a very. short amount of time, she accomplished re,Sat other counselors could not do after 20+ years of therapy,.." Lake Sammmish Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation SPECIALIZING IN... * Neck and Back Injuries Sports Injuries Post,Surgical Rehabilitation Pool Therapy Rebecca Duda, PT, OCS Board Certified Clinical Specialist Orthopedic Physical Therapy 425.391.5504 6520 226th Pl. SE. 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There is also a strong local movement, promoted by the Sno- King Watershed Council. Its ob- FROM PAGE B4 jective is to control ground water run off from industrial, agricul- BPA contamination comes ~ral and residential sources that from many plastic items with contaminate our streams and which we have daily contact -- water supplies. plastic water bottles and food These are partial measures in containers, and plastic liners in the right direction to reduce the many major brand canned foods, harmful chemical contaminants It also leaches from plastic drink- affecting us and the fish who are ing water pipes and from liners giving us an "early warning." But in water storage tanks, we all need to help by limiting or Water treatment experts tell us avoiding the use of products re- that sewage treatment removes a sponsible for such contamination. large percentage of the estro- A significant fact is that harm- genic compounds as solid waste, ful chemicals in plastic containers However, the waste sludge is of- are released in higher amounts ten returned to the soil as fertil- into food and drink when heated. izer for crops, which again intro- This is true for BPA and styrene, daces toxic chemicals into our the latter is carcinogenic in ani- food and water supplies, mals and found in polystyrene or Studies show estrogenic chemi- Styrofoam. Thus, microwaving or cals in solid waste products do in- heating consumables in contact filtrate into the ground, polluting with. such plastic is not a good underground water such that 30 idea. percent of some surveyed munici- Hearing the increasingly so- pal wells have been contaminated, prano song of our fish, I advise The new Brightwater treat- my friends and family to buy and ment plant being built in Sno- keep their food and drink in homish County to process King metal or glass containers, espe- County sewage is designed to re- cially baby bottles. move more of the estrogenic compounds than do current Reach Dallas Cross at plants. So, the danger of poilu- Fishdournal@aoLcom. ~ew previous tion by chemicals such as BPA is articles at www.Fishdournal.org. being recognized by our local Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. Looking for a Dentist? Choose the best! FEDER, DDS, PS MARK GERMACK, DDS The Swedish ER is always standing by. Even if you aren't. 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