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Free Screenings and Seminars during June at BestHealth

Tues., June 1, 8:30 a.m. "Summer Swing" Entertainment, food, and door prizes at the MallWalkers'' monthly meeting in North Center Court (near Belk) at Hanes Mall. MallWalkers is sponsored by Hanes Mall, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation Department. No registration necessary.

Tues., June 1, 6:30 p.m. "LASIK Surgery - Will It Work For You?" seminar. Have you ever imagined what life would be like without glasses or contacts? Come hear Keith Walter, MD, an ophthalmologist with the Wake Forest University Eye Center, discuss LASIK, an outpatient procedure that corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness.

Tues., June 8, 10 a.m. "Managing Your High Blood Pressure" seminar. Ronald Smith, MD of the Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center will explain the causes, management and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Wed., June 9, 10 a.m. "Stress Management" seminar for area residents ages 55 and older. Catherine Jourdan, licensed professional counselor, will explain the physical consequences of hostility and anxiety and suggest ways to reduce stress in your life.

Wed., June 9, 1 to 6 p.m. "Red Cross Blood Drive" Help save a life - donate blood today! Appointments are required. Register by calling Health On-Call at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255.

Thurs., June 10, 6:30 p.m. "Taking the Bite Out of Summer: First Aid for Summer Calamities" seminar. Monty Leonard, MD of the Department of Emergency Medicine will discuss first aid treatment for snakebites, spider bites and other summer pests.

Fri., June 11, 10 a.m. "Lawn Mower Safety Essentials" seminar. Many unnecessary injuries result each year from the careless use of lawn mowers. Debbie Thompson, RN with Brenner Children''s Hospital and Health Services, will discuss on lawn mower safety and injury prevention.

Mon., June 14, 5 p.m. "Preventing Strokes" seminar. Cheryl Crenshaw, RN and Janet Crumpler, RN, clinical nurse specialists with the Stroke Center, will discuss ways to prevent strokes.

Tues., June 15, 9 a.m. "The Key to Meeting Life''s Challenges" seminar for area residents ages 55 and older. Patty Suggs, Ph.D. will introduce you to the Senior Resource Center, a free library of materials on aging issues located at the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation. Learn ways to deal with health problems and other challenges that come with growing older.

Tues., June 15, 5 p.m. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening sponsored by the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Please note that this free screening requires taking a blood sample. Appointments are required and space is limited. Register by calling Health On-Call at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255.

Thurs., June 17, 10 a.m. "What are Clinical Trials?" seminar. Susan Margitic, Associate Director of Clinical Trials at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will explain what clinical trials are, why they are important and how you can participate in one. Coach Clarence

"Bighouse" Gaines will share his personal experiences as a clinical trial participant.

Thurs., June 17, 3:30 p.m. "Selecting the Right Shoes for Your Sport" seminar and Athletic Footwear Screening. Laura Lester, physical therapist with the Sports Medicine Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will discuss selecting athletic footwear. Wear your athletic shoes to participate in a free footwear screening after the seminar.

Fri., June 18, 10 a.m. "Preventing Strokes" seminar. Cheryl Crenshaw, RN and Janet Crumpler, RN, clinical nurse specialists with the Stroke Center, will discuss ways to prevent strokes.

Sat., June 19, 11 a.m. "Light Summer Meals" cooking demonstration. Chef Thomas Pirro of Lowes Foods will tempt your taste buds with these light dishes that are perfect on hot summer days. Recipes and samples will be provided.

Tues., June 22, 6:30 p.m. "What You Don''t Know Can Hurt You - Enjoying Fireworks Safely" seminar. An expert in fire safety will discuss how to safely handle fireworks and prevent injury. Join us for this pre-Fourth of July special!

Thurs., June 24, 10 a.m. "Cooking for One" cooking demonstration. Jennifer Sobolsai, registered dietician, will share tips and recipes for preparing single serving meals.

Sat., June 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free Diabetes Screening. Registration not required.

Tues., June 29, 2 p.m. "Epilepsy Today" seminar for area residents ages 55 and older. William Bell, MD, an epilepsy specialist with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will discuss the latest advances in how epilepsy is diagnosed and treated.

Wed., June 30, 12 noon "Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Update" seminar. Jennifer Lumpkin, hand therapist with the Hand Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will discuss the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and the latest treatments available.

Wed., June 30, 6 p.m. "Is Viagra for You?" seminar. Dominick Carbone, MD, an urologist with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, will discuss the facts about Viagra - the potential risks as well as benefits.

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center''s community health resource center, called BestHealth, is located on the second level of Hanes Mall at the mall entrance between Belk and JC Penney. The center provides a library of books, audio and video tapes, limited Internet access, and computer software to help area residents become better informed about their health and how to remain well. For more information about these seminars or screenings or to pre-register, call Health On-Call at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255.

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