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June Seminars and Screenings at BestHealth Community Health Resource Center

Tuesday, June 1, 3 p.m. “Summer Soups” WFUBMC Executive Chef Chris Smith prepares light, refreshing and healthy soups to welcome the summer.

Tuesday, June 1, 6 p.m. “Belly Dancing - For the Fun of It” Learn a fun way to get in shape! Instructor Paula Stump provides information on toning and firming muscles as well as diagrams of steps. Come dressed in comfortable clothes to participate in this two-hour class.

Wednesday, June 2, 6 p.m. “Drumming Away Stress” Hear from WFUBMC gerontologist Patty Suggs, Ph.D., how drumming can reduce stress and enhance your immune system. No rhythm or previous drumming experience required to participate!

Thursday, June 3, 3 p.m. “Urinary Incontinence” WFUBMC urologist Dr. Scott MacDiarmid discusses the causes of urinary incontinence in men and women and the latest treatments.

Thursday, June 3, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Co-sponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Saturday, June 5, 1 p.m. “The Ageless Man” Dr. Scott Rhodes of WFUBMC Public Health Sciences discusses health issues that are especially important to active adult men who want to look and feel their best. Men who attend this event can register for a gift certificate to Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Monday, June 7, 4:30 p.m. “Intimacy through Healthy Living” Hear from UNCG nursing professor Donald Kautz, Ph.D., how keeping healthy actually promotes romance in our lives by improving our ability to love and be loved. In return, sexual intimacy can encourage health and healing during a chronic illness.

Monday, June 7, 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 County.

Tuesday, June 8, 5 p.m. “Healthy Summer Cooking” Join WFUBMC Heart Center nutritionist Donna Ziobro and Chef Kevin Fisher of Whole Foods Market for heart friendly summer dishes.

Wednesday, June 9, 6 p.m. “Ask Sam” Meet the Straight-Answer Ma'am – Rhonda Bumgardner of the Winston-Salem Journal -- and hear funny questions that didn't appear in print. Bring your own questions for some straight answers.

Thursday, June 10, 3 p.m. “Are You Road Safe?” Driving equates to independence for many people, but the ability to drive safely can be impacted by physical and mental changes. Learn from WFUBMC occupational therapist Kelly Miller the skills necessary for safe driving and how to evaluate someone with physical or cognitive deficits to determine their driving abilities. Adaptive equipment will also be discussed.

Thursday, June 10, 6 p.m. “Mended Hearts” Stay abreast of the latest heart-related info in this new support group for people with heart disease and their families. Sponsored by the WFUBMC Heart Center.

Friday, June 11, 2 to 4 p.m. “Skin Cancer Screening” Free screening provided by the WFUBMC Dept of Dermatology. Appointment required.

Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. “Great Grilling Ideas” Chef Garren Brannon prepares healthy marinades and rubs.

Monday, June 14, 10 a.m. “Advance Directives” 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 these documents and have them notarized free of charge.

Monday, June 14, 6 p.m. “Managing Your Mortgage” Kim Murray of First Financial Services discusses why you should manage your mortgage and when to consider re-financing.

Tuesday, June 15, 2:30 p.m. “Living with Diabetes” Dr. David Fisher of WFUBMC Family & Community Medicine discusses the latest diabetes info including research, technologies and strategies for preventing long-term complications.

Tuesday, June 15, 6 p.m. “Tasty Weight-Watching Dishes” Chef Garren Brannon prepares quick and tasty diet-friendly dishes.

Wednesday, June 16, 4 p.m. “Menopause & Hormone Therapy” Dr. Claudine Legault of the WFUBMC Women's Health Center of Excellence discusses how hormone therapy can impact women’s physical and cognitive abilities during the menopausal years.

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. “Balancing Work & Family” Psychologist Joe Grzywacz, Ph.D., of WFUBMC Family & Community Medicine, discusses the challenge of balancing work and family life and offers tips on ways to do it in a healthy manner.

Thursday, June 17, 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, June 17, 2 p.m. “Osteoarthritis” WFUBMC pharmacist Tina Harrison, PharmD., discusses treatment options for osteoarthritis, including the newest medications.

Thursday, June 17, 4 to 8 p.m. “Cholesterol Screening” Have your total cholesterol, HDL and glucose checked for $15 per person. Appointment required.

Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Co-sponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, June 18, 4 p.m. “Living with Lymphedema” WFUBMC occupational therapist Anne Fleischer discusses the causes of lymphedema and offers practical tips to manage it.

Saturday, June 19, 1 p.m. “Fit & Fast” Chef Traci Latta of Williams-Sonoma prepares nutritious meals in 30 minutes. Recipes feature salmon and asparagus.

Monday, June 21, 1 p.m. “Look Good, Feel Better” Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn ways to enhance their appearance, including skin care and makeup. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Monday, June 21, 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 Assocation in Forsyth County.

Wednesday, June 23, 2 p.m. “COPD: More Than Just Smoke” WFUBMC pulmonologist Dr. Jill Ohar discusses the various causes and latest treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. “Life Without Regrets” Feelings of regret can impact our psychological and physical health. Learn from WFUBMC psychologist Kathy Kelly how to make good decisions to maximize your life satisfaction.

Thursday, June 24, 12 p.m. “Blood Clotting: The Good & The Bad” WFUBMC cardiologist Dr. David Sane discusses the advantages and disadvantages of blood clotting, as well as prevention and treatment strategies for any abnormal conditions.

Thursday, June 24, 4 p.m. “Good Blood” WFUBMC pathologist Dr. Greg Pomper describes how blood is collected and processed so that one donation can help several patients and how blood is tested to ensure safety.

Thursday, June 24, 6 p.m. “Your Face, Only Better” WFUBMC otolaryngologist Dr. Neal Goldman discusses surgical and non-surgical options that can improve your appearance.

Saturday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. “LASIK Seminar/Screening” Learn how LASIK can correct nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness with WFUBMC ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Walter. Bring your glasses for a free screening.

Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. “Swing Dance” Get in the swing with dance instructor Jacob Felder. Learn to swing dance, a great way to have fun and stay fit.

Monday, June 28, 11 a.m. “Plantar Fasciitis” WFUMBC physical therapist Per Kristian Moerk discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this common cause of heel pain.

Monday, June 28, 1 p.m. “Caregiver Support Group” Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Monday, June 28, 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, June 28, 6 p.m. “What Goes on Between Your Ears?” Kids ages six to 12, can take a fun look at how their brain works with WFUBMC neuropsychologist Dr. Lynn Flowers.

Tuesday, June 29, 6:30 a.m. “Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain” Learn new ways to cope with these chronic conditions from counselors Linda Hunt and Randy Eaton.

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.


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