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July Seminars and Screenings at BestHealth Community Health Resource Center

Thursday, July 1

"Summer Fruit Desserts"
11 a.m. Traci Latta of Williams-Sonoma prepares sugar-free blackberry cobbler and cherry pie perfect for your July 4th celebration.

"Knee Replacement"
2 p.m. WFUBMC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Kilgus discusses advanced techniques in knee replacement.

“Men's Grief Support Group”
6:30 p.m. Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Monday, July 5

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

Tuesday, July 6

“Eating Out Healthfully”
6 p.m. Nutritionist Janelle Kent of the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Service discusses ways to reduce both calories and fat in meals you eat out.

Thursday, July 8

“Cardiac Echo”
2 p.m. Hear from Pam Burgess of the WFUBMC Heart Center about the latest procedures and advancements in the Cardiac Echo Lab, and how they improve the lives of heart patients.

“Mended Hearts”
6 p.m. Stay abreast of the latest heart-related information in this support group for people with heart disease and their families. Sponsored by the WFUBMC Heart Center.

Friday, July 9

"Fruits of the Summer"
11 a.m. Sample seasonal fruits – including some tropical ones – with WFUBMC Executive Chef Chris Smith.

Monday, July 12

“Seabiscuit's Life Lessons”
11 a.m. Attorney Mike Wells discusses what we can learn about life from Seabiscuit, the unlikely horse that became a cultural icon in the 1930s.

Tuesday, July 13

“Dyslexia”
1 p.m. Learn from WFUBMC neuroradiologist Dr. Jonathan Burdette how dyslexia may be caused by difficulty in linking visual and auditory information.

“Healthy Summer Cooking”
5 p.m. Join WFUBMC Heart Center nutritionist Donna Ziobro and Chef Kevin Fisher of Whole Foods Market® as they prepare healthy foods featuring the tasty flavors of summer. Recipes and samples provided.

Thursday, July 15

"Go Natural: July Delight"
1 p.m. Chef Giuli Dummit prepares a fresh fruit and vegetable salad, grilled Oriental tofu, and artichoke dip with Italian bread slices. Recipes and samples provided.

"Express Workout”
6 p.m. Participate in a fast-paced aerobic workout with YMCA fitness instructor Jennifer Coulombe and learn how to fit this workout into your fast-paced life. Wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes.

“Men's Grief Support Group”
6:30 p.m. Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, July 16

“The Shocking Truth”
4 p.m. Dr. Michael Chang, WFUBMC Trauma Surgeon, explains the facts and myths associated with the state of shock, and discusses the causes, treatments, and potential consequences of experiencing shock during medical emergencies.

“Vestibular Rehab: Improving Quality of Life”
6 p.m. Many who suffer from vertigo and imbalance can be helped by vestibular rehabilitation. Hear from therapist Michelle Reeder of the WFUBMC Neurorehabilitation Program how patients can overcome their problem by doing exercises which actually cause dizziness in a controlled manner.

Saturday, July 17

"Swing & Ballroom Dance"
3 p.m. Learn fun steps like dips, drops, leans, and slides from professional dancer Jacob Felder. Come solo or with a partner!

Monday, July 19

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

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

Tuesday, July 20

“Wellness Resources on the Web”
6 p.m. Join David Stewart of the WFUBMC Carpenter Library for a hands-on tour of Internet resources that provide up-to-date and accurate health information.


Wednesday, July 21

"The Aging Brain"
11 a.m. Dr. Paul Laurienti discusses how what we see and what we hear are different in the aging brain, and gives examples of how these changes may alter everyday activities.

"Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Patient Concerns"
3 p.m. How do you know if you have osteoarthritis of the knee? Can exercise help and what are your options to avoid surgery? Learn answers to these questions and more from Physician’s Assistant Frank Caruso from the WFUBMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery.

“One Bag, 7 Outfits”
6 p.m. Learn from the staff of Sharon Luggage how to get seven outfits plus shoes into a carry-on bag.

Thursday, July 22

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

Friday, July 23

"Grilling Meats"
11 a.m. Learn how to get the most flavor out of your meats when grilling from WFUBMC Executive Chef Chris Smith.

Saturday, July 24

“Protect Your Identity”
3 p.m. Hear from Special Agent Rick Cullop of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.

Monday, July 26

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

“Coping with the Death of a Spouse”
2:30 p.m. Monthly support group cosponsored with Hospice & Palliative Care Center.

Tuesday, July 27

“Advance Directives”
6 p.m. Jay Foster with WFUBMC Pastoral Care discusses how advance directives such as living wills can ensure that your wishes will be met. Participants may complete documents and have them notarized free of charge.

Thursday, July 29

“5-a-Day”
3 p.m. Join Nutritionist Janelle Kent of the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Service to learn about the health benefits of colorful fruits and vegetables to fight cancer, heart disease, and the effects of aging.

“Wrinkles Away”
6 p.m. WFUBMC otolaryngologist Dr. Neal Goldman discusses Botox, collagen and other non-surgical facial treatments that can enhance your appearance.

Friday, July 30

“Heredity of Breast and Ovarian Cancer”
3 p.m. Hear from registered nurse Gail Hurt of the WFUBMC Breast Clinic about the risk and benefits of genetic testing and the hereditary factors related to cancers of the breast and the ovaries.


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

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