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April Seminars and Screenings at BestHealth Community Health Resource Center

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Thursday, April 1, 2 p.m. “Advance Directives” Jessica Bell of The Elder Law Clinic discusses how advance directives such as living wills, can ensure that your wishes will be met. Participants may complete these documents and have them notarized free of charge.

Thursday, April 1, 6 p.m. “Botox for Migraines” WFUBMC neurologist Dr. Todd Troost discusses a new treatment option in the management of migraine headaches.

Thursday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Co-sponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, April 2, 1 p.m. “Go Natural: Spring Veggies” Join Chef Giuli Dummit as she prepares healthy dishes using seasonal veggies from the farmer’s market.

Friday, April 2, 6 p.m. “Facial Mask Demo” Apryle Adams of the WFUBMC Dept. of Otolaryngology discusses the different types of facial masks and their benefit to your skin.

Monday, April 5, 1 p.m. “Fun with Phyllo” Chef Traci Latta of Williams-Sonoma prepares healthy dishes, such as wrapped salmon and cheese straws, using paper-thin phyllo pastry.

Wednesday, April 7, 6 p.m. “Vaccines & Kids” Some vaccines are required and others are optional - but all come with a certain amount of risk. How do parents decide? WFUBMC pediatrician Dr. Charles Woods will help answer your questions.

Tuesday, April 13, 11 a.m. “To the Root of It” WFUBMC Executive Chef Chris Smith prepares healthy dishes using root vegetables – great sources of vitamins and nutrients. Tuesday, April 13, 2 p.m. “Memory Loss in Older Adults” WFUBMC psychologist Dale Dagenbach, Ph.D., presents the latest research on using cognitive training procedures to reduce or eliminate age-related memory loss.

Tuesday, April 13, 6 p.m. “Cooking with Soy” WFUBMC Heart Center nutritionist Donna Ziobro shares facts and heart-friendly recipes featuring soy. Wednesday, April 14, 1 to 4 p.m. “Cholesterol Screening” Have your total cholesterol and HDL checked for $12 per person. Appointment required.

Wednesday, April 14, 6 p.m. “Rotator Cuff Tears” WFUBMC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Martin discusses common shoulder problems such as rotator cuff tendonitis, rotator cuff tears and bursitis.

Thursday, April 15, 2 to 6 p.m. “Tax Day” Reduce your stress by enjoying healthy food samples from Whole Foods Market, a free chair massage and giveaways. Cosponsored with WFUBMC Heart Center and Whole Foods Market. No registration needed.

Thursday, April 15, 5:30 p.m. “Life’s Transitions” WFUBMC chaplain Adriana Cavina discusses how you can find wisdom to help guide you through the many stages, ages and stresses of life.

Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Co-sponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, April 16, 1 p.m. “Annuity Advantage” Learn all about annuities from advisors Jennifer Shaljian and David Templeton, including new changes and investment advantages.

Saturday, April 17, 2 p.m. “Soy Good: More Tempeh” Learn from Chef Garren Brannon more delicious ways to add soy to your diet.

Saturday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. “Parents & Parties” From a liability standpoint, parents who host could lose the most. Learn from representatives of the Governor’s Institute and Alcohol Law Enforcement about the dangers parents face when hosting celebrations involving adolescents and alcohol.

Monday, April 19, 1 p.m. “Look Good, Feel Better” This free program shows women undergoing cancer treatment ways to enhance their appearance, including skin care and makeup. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Monday, April 19, 6 p.m. “Speak Out: Teen Support Group” Free support group for teens ages 13 to 17. Bring a friend and join others to learn more about coping with anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth Co.

Monday, April 19, 6 p.m. “Finances & Marriage” Learn from financial advisor Linsey Mills how to define your financial goals as a couple.

Tuesday, April 20, 10 a.m. “AirCare Transport” Hear about real “ER” in behind-the-scenes details from Sharon Handy, RN, of WFUBMC Transport Services. She will discuss AirCare’s helicopter and ground ambulance transport services that provide superior care on the road and in the air.

Tuesday, April 20, 3 p.m. “Share Organs / Share Life” Hear from Beth Hinesley of Carolina Donor Services how lives are improved and saved every day thanks to the process of organ and tissue donation.

Tuesday, April 20, 5 p.m. “Gastric Bypass Surgery Live on the Web” Log on to www.wfubmc.edu or stop by BestHealth to view a live webcast of this minimally invasive surgery for people with obesity, performed by WFUBMC surgeons Drs. Adolfo Fernandez, Jr. and Carl Westcott. No registration necessary. The webcast will also be archived on the Medical Center’s website for later viewing.

Tuesday, April 20, 6 p.m. “Smart Women Finish Rich” Financial advisor Jennifer Shaljian of Morgan Stanley discusses specific issues affecting the female investor when saving for retirement. Learn simple steps to take control of your finances and achieve your financial goals.

Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “CPR” Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in this free, four-hour class taught by WFUBMC BestHealth nurse Lonnie Clark. Includes CPR for adults, children and infants. Class cannot be taken for professional certification.

Wednesday, April 21, 1 to 4 p.m. “Medical Bill Madness” Bring all unpaid medical bills and insurance statements for an individual meeting with WFUBMC Patient Financial Services Dept. retiree Margot Searcy. Learn how to understand the paperwork and better organize it. Appointment required.

Thursday, April 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Living Well with Cancer” Professionals with the WFUBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center discuss topics relevant to people with cancer and their families, such as communicating with your health provider, developing effective coping skills, and managing symptoms through nutrition.

Friday, April 23, 11 a.m. “Breakthroughs in Heart Care” WFUBMC cardiologist Dr. Sanjay Gandhi provides an overview of the latest breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.

Friday, April 23, 6 p.m. “Spring Allergies” Respiratory therapist Connie Paladenech of WFUBMC Breathing Plus offers the latest info on controlling allergies and gives tips on allergy-free garden plants. A drawing will be held to get you started on your spring planting.

Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m. “Lupus in Women” WFUBMC rheumatologist Dr. Nila Mishra discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this autoimmune disease that is most common in women ages of 15 and 40.

Monday, April 26, 1 p.m. “Caregiver Support Group” Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Monday, April 26, 2:30 p.m. “Coping with the Death of a Spouse” Monthly support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse. Cosponsored with Hospice & Palliative Care Center.

Monday, April 26, 7 p.m. “Weight Management” Learn from Gail Curtis how the Wake Forest Weight Management Program can help you identify your obstacles to losing weight and take positive steps to overcome these challenges.

Tuesday, April 27, 2 p.m. 6 p.m. “Campin’ Kids” Kids ages 9 to 12 can join the Camp Hanes staff for an early “summer camp” experience. Have fun hearing about what goes on at camp, asking questions, doing skits and eating S’mores.

Wednesday, April 28, 6 p.m. “Fast Family Meals” Chef Garren Brannon prepares quick and healthy lunch and dinner dishes.

Thursday, April 29, 11 a.m. “Hip Replacements” WFUBMC Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. David Pollock discusses advances in hip replacement surgery.

Thursday, April 29, 1 p.m. “Genetics Today” Mark Pettenati, Ph.D., of the WFUBMC Center for Human Genomics, discusses the latest developments in the study of genetics and how it may benefit you.

Thursday, April 29, 4 p.m. “Massage Therapy” Learn about the different types of massage therapy and its benefits from therapist Suzanne Melcher.

Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m. “Your Face, Only Better” WFUBMC otolaryngologist Dr. Neal Goldman discusses surgical and non-surgical options that can improve your appearance.

Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. “Qigong” Learn from Sandy Seeber and Alan Graham of Three Treasures Tai Chi how the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) integrates gentle, rhythmic movements to help reduce stress, build stamina and increase vitality.

Friday, April 30, 2 p.m. “Double Duty” In treating the sickest of the sick, hospitals are challenged with preventing hospital-acquired infections. Hear from internist Dr. Tobi Karchmer the steps WFUBMC takes to prevent infections in ICU patients.

Friday, April 30, 4 p.m. “Compromised Immunity” Learn from WFUBMC internist Dr. Kevin High how your health can suffer if your immune system’s ability to recognize and destroy foreign invaders is lost.

All seminars and screenings are held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall and require pre-registration unless otherwise indicated. To learn more about BestHealth or BestHealth55 or to register for any of these seminars, please call Health On-Call at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255.


Media Contact: Rae Beasley (336) 716-6878, rabeasle@wfubmc.edu; Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu; or Karen Richardson (336) 716-4453, krchrdsn@wfubmc.edu

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