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March Seminars and Screenings at BestHealth Community Health Resource Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Monday, March 1, 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 the successes and challenges of coping with anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth Co.

Monday, March 1, 6 p.m. “Changing Jobs” Whether you are switching jobs, downsized or retiring, get tips from financial planner Linsey Mills about your insurance options and ways to manage your retirement plan.

Tuesday, March 2, 8:45 a.m. “Snack on This” MallWalkers monthly meeting in Belk Court at Hanes Mall. Learn from WFUBMC dietitian Christie Hunter how to make your snacks healthier. MallWalkers is sponsored by WFUBMC, Hanes Mall, and Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Dept. Registration not required.

Tuesday, March 2, 4 p.m. “Yoga & You” Amy Dixon of Your Yoga Studio demonstrates how yoga uses your own body weight and power to enhance your strength and flexibility. Come dressed in comfortable clothing to participate.

Tuesday, March 2, 6 p.m. “Mindfulness & Women’s Health” Hear from Maggie Dailey, Ph.D., of WFUBMC Public Health Sciences how mindfulness can help relieve anxiety disorders, chronic pain, depression and other stress-related conditions.

Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. “Food is FUNdamental” BestHealth Kids program, Belk Court at Hanes Mall. Learn from WFUBMC nutritionist Mara Vitolins, Ph.D., what to eat to build strong bones. C.J. Joseph of The Mirror Ltd. will share fun tips on eating with manners. For ages 12 and under, sponsored by Brenner Children’s Hospital and Health Services and Hanes Mall. Registration not required.

Wednesday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. “Emotions’ Impact on Weight Loss” Learn from psychologist Kathy Kelly, Ph.D. of WFUBMC Family & Community Medicine why many people can’t lose their physical weight until they lose their “emotional weight.”

Thursday, March 4, 6 p.m. “Wrinkles Away” WFUBMC otolaryngologist Dr. Neal Goldman discusses Botox, collagen and other non-surgical facial treatments that can enhance your appearance. A facial peel will be demonstrated.

Thursday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, March 5, 11 a.m. “Oral Health & Its Impact” Will a bad tooth really lead to heart disease or affect your diabetes? WFUBMC dentist Dr. Judith Messura discusses the connection between your dental health and your overall health.

Friday, March 5, 1 p.m. “Sick on My Stomach” Learn from WFUBMC gastroenterologist Dr. Kenneth Koch about the causes and treatments for nausea related to motion sickness, disturbed gastric rhythm or other stomach disorders.

Saturday, March 6, 2 p.m. “Plan Ahead Meals” Leftovers find a second life in these casserole and crock-pot recipes by chef Garren Brannon.

Monday, March 8, 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. Appointments required.

Monday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. “Take it to Heart” Learn ways to be heart healthier during this two-hour program that features a cardiac nurse, nutritionist, exercise physiologist and pharmacist. Sponsored by the WFUBMC Heart Center.

Tuesday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. “Family Friendly Foods” Celebrate National Nutrition Month with WFUBMC Heart Center nutritionist Donna Ziobro and chef Garren Brannon by exploring ways to satisfy the entire family. Recipes and food samples provided.

Wednesday, March 10, 11 a.m. “What Not To Say” Retired minister Claxton Hall suggests ways to deal with grief and how to communicate with others experiencing a loss.

Wednesday, March 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. “Free Footwear Screening” Physical therapists Jennifer Thoman and Suzanne James of WFUBMC Rehabilitation Services help you find the shoe that’s right for you.

Thursday, March 11, 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, March 12, 11 a.m. “Yoga Demo” Learn from Jacob Felder how yoga can improve your flexibility, increase your range of movement and enhance your balance and coordination.

Friday, March 12, 2 p.m. “St. Patty’s Food” Join WFUBMC Executive Chef Chris Smith for traditional – but healthy – Irish fare.

Saturday, March 13, 11 a.m. “Fast Food for Diabetic Youth” You don’t have to be young to enjoy these tasty chicken tenders and French fries, made healthy by Traci Latta of Williams-Sonoma.

Monday, March 15, 10 a.m. “Brown Bag Pharmacy Review” Bring all of your medications – prescription and over-the-counter – for an individual session with a pharmacist. Appointments are required.

Monday, March 15, 1 p.m. “Look Good, Feel Better” This free program helps women undergoing cancer treatment learn ways to enhance their appearance, including skin care and makeup. Cosponsored with the American Cancer Society.

Monday, March 15, 6 p.m. “Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll” WFUBMC pediatric sociologist Robert DuRant, Ph.D., discusses the effects of violence in the media on your teen.

Monday, March 15, 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 the successes and challenges of coping with anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County.

Tuesday, March 16, 2 p.m. “Chair Exercise for Beginners” Learn how to increase your range of motion and flexibility in this class led by Sheila Bogan of the Forsyth County. Department of Public Health.

Tuesday, March 16, 4 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, March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, March 18, 1 to 5 p.m. “Mature Driver Safety Program” Learn ways to improve driving skills and avoid accidents in this 8-hour classroom-based course led by WFUBMC nurse Donna Joyner. For ages 50+. Cost: $10 per person for the 2-part series.

Wednesday, March 17, 6 p.m. “Meatless Meals” Just in time for the Great American Meat Out, Chef Garren Brannon prepares meat-free recipes.

Thursday, March 18, 11 a.m. “Knee Replacement” WFUBMC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Kilgus discusses advanced techniques in knee replacement.

Thursday, March 18, 6 p.m. “Massage Therapy” Learn about the benefits of massage from WFUBMC recreation therapist and licensed massage and bodywork therapist Suzanne Melcher.

Thursday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. “Men’s Grief Support Group” Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, March 19, 11 a.m. “End-of-Life Care Issues” WFUBMC family physician Dr. Mark Andrews discusses how end-of-life care helps one identify personal goals while relieving physical suffering and providing assistance to loved ones.

Friday, March 19, 2 p.m. “Herbal Remedies” Learn about a variety of herbal supplements from WFUBMC pediatrician Dr. Kathi Kemper and hear how these home remedies may or may not work well with traditional medical treatments.

Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 12 noon “Cholesterol Screening” Total cholesterol, HDL, and glucose check. Cost: $15 per person.

Monday, March 22, 1 p.m. “Caregiver Support Group” Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Monday, March 22, 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, March 22, 6 p.m. “Personal Safety for Teens” Hear from educator Kristin Kidd of WFUBMC Public Health Sciences about violent acts that occur every day to teens and young adults and what you can do to stay safe.

Tuesday, March 23, 11 a.m. “Cataracts” WFUBMC ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Dickinson discusses current studies and treatments for this common disorder.

Wednesday, March 24, 3 p.m. “Metabolic Syndrome & Your Heart” Cardiologist Dr. Talal Baki of the WFUBMC Heart Center discusses how the metabolic syndrome – which affects almost a quarter of Americans - can greatly increase your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Wednesday, March 24, 6 p.m. “Special Needs Kids” Learn from WFUBMC pediatrician Dr. Paul Sagerman how to maximize your resources in caring for your child with special health care needs.

Thursday, March 25, 4 p.m. “Leg & Back Pain & PAD” Dr. Pavel Levy of WFUBMC’s Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center discusses the diagnosis and treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), a common and under-diagnosed cardiovascular disease that often involves pain in the legs and back.

Thursday, March 25, 6 p.m. “High Risk Pregnancies” WFUBMC obstetrician Dr. Joseph Ernest discusses the factors that may result in a complicated or high risk pregnancy. Learn what to do before and during pregnancy to keep the mother and baby as healthy as possible.

Saturday, March 27, 12 to 4 p.m. “Free Balance Screening” Feeling a little unsteady? Worried about falling? Check your balance in this free screening by WFUBMC physical therapists and get tips on improving it.

Monday, March 29, 11 a.m. “Parkinson’s Disease” WFUBMC neurologist Dr. Patrick Reynolds discusses the latest treatments for Parkinson’s.

Monday, March 29, 6 p.m. “Crunchy Cruciferous Super Foods” Chef Garren Brannon prepares recipes using a variety of cruciferous vegetables that may help ward off disease.

Tuesday, March 30, 2 p.m. “Chair Exercise for Beginners” Learn how to increase your range of motion and flexibility in this class led by Sheila Bogan of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m. “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)” WFUBMC neonatologist Dr. Robert Dillard discusses Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - what causes it and what you can do to help prevent it.

Wednesday, March 31, 4 p.m. “Trouble Sleeping?” Learn from Dr. Andrea Rinn of the WFUBMC Sleep Lab what happens to your body when it’s deprived of adequate sleep, what causes sleep problems, and what treatments can help.

Wednesday, March 31, 6 p.m. “Anxiety Disorders” WFUBMC psychologist Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D., discusses various causes of anxiety in people of all ages and offers tips on decreasing anxiety’s effect on the mind and body.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: If Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are closed or delayed in opening, all BestHealth events are cancelled.

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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