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May Seminars and Screenings at BestHealth

Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Healthiest Link Expo Expo sponsored by BestHealth and Hanes Mall featuring 50+ exhibitors and a chance to win prizes. See the article for more info. Held in Belk Court, Hanes Mall.

Saturday, May 1, 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, May 1, 2 p.m. Quick ‘N Easy Pizza Chef Garren Brannon prepares healthy pizzas.

Monday, May 3, 11 a.m. Mark Twain & Medicine WFUBMC internal medicine physician Dr. Patrick Ober discusses his new book, Mark Twain and Medicine: Any Mummery Will Cure, and the importance of medicine and medical practices in Twain's life and writings.

Monday, May 3, 3 p.m. Diet & Exercise WFUBMC exercise physiologist Barbara Nicklas, Ph.D., discusses the myths and mysteries related to losing weight and getting in shape.

Monday, May 3, 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 about coping with anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth Co.

Tuesday, May 4, 8:45 a.m. Yoga Breath MallWalkers monthly meeting. Learn from Amy Dixon of Your Yoga Studio ways to help prepare your muscles and lungs for walking and other cardiovascular exercise. MallWalkers is sponsored by WFUBMC, Hanes Mall, and Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Dept. Registration not required.

Tuesday, May 4, 3 p.m. Pep Up Your Posture Yoga instructor Amy Dixon demonstrates techniques to help prevent or improve your ailing posture. Dress in comfortable clothing to participate.

Tuesday, May 4, 6 p.m. Prevent Economic Extinction Learn from personal coach Jan Hinton how coaches can help you reach your goals, make changes and solve problems.

Wednesday, May 5, 6 p.m. Your Weight & Your Health Gail Curtis, PA, of the WFUBMC Weight Management Program, discusses how your everyday choices can affect your health.

Thursday, May 6, 2 p.m. Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk Cancer services educator Nedra Edwards discusses colon cancer including risk factors, symptoms and early detection.

Thursday, May 6, 4 p.m. Osteo & Exercise Learn from WFUBMC physical therapist Jennifer Thoman how exercise helps in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.

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

Saturday, May 8, 11 a.m. Low Carb Dishes Traci Latta of Williams-Sonoma prepares dishes with an Asian twist that are also low in fat and sodium.

Saturday, May 8, 4 p.m. Successful Reproduction WFUBMC reproductive specialist Dr. Jeffrey Deaton discusses lifestyle and medical interventions to promote conception.

Monday, May 10, 12 noon. Nursing Careers Thinking about a career change? Sheila Smallwood, RN, of NCBH Human Resources, discusses nursing opportunities at the Medical Center including job requirements and benefits.

Monday, May 10, 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, May 11, 11 a.m. Arthritis Overview WFUBMC rheumatologist Dr. Paul Sutej presents the latest arthritis treatment and research.

Tuesday, May 11, 4 p.m. Salem Tavern Fare WFUBMC Heart Center nutritionist Donna Ziobro and Chef Doris Hamilton of Salem Tavern prepare heart-friendly dishes.

Wednesday, May 12, 2 p.m. Before Crisis Strikes Nurses Beth Hubbartt and Catie Wylie of WFUBMC Rehabilitation Services discuss what you should know about rehab services before you need them, and the questions you should ask.

Thursday, May 13, 11 a.m. Knee Replacement WFUBMC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Douglas Kilgus discusses advanced techniques in knee replacement.

Thursday, May 13, 4 p.m. Tai Chi Demo Learn from Mike Depuew how this ancient Chinese exercise can help improve balance, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Dress in comfortable clothing to participate.

Thursday, May 13, 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, May 14, 11 a.m. Diabetes Savvy Educators Kathie Cooper and Lynn Campbell of the WFUBMC Diabetes Care Center discuss what it means to have diabetes and suggest lifestyle changes to stay healthy.

Friday, May 14, 3 p.m. Kidney Disease in Women WFUBMC nephrologist Dr. Patricia Adams discusses ways to protect yourself from kidney disease, a condition which often has no symptoms.

Friday, May 14, 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. Dress in comfortable clothes to participate in this two-hour class.

Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Air Quality Awareness Day. Learn about air quality problems in the Triad and how to protect your health when the air quality is unsatisfactory. Children can meet the "Air Avenger" and receive free prizes.

This free, fun and informative event is sponsored by WFUBMC Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, the Triad Chapter of the N.C. Air Awareness Program and WFMY-TV 2. No registration required.

Monday, May 17, 1 p.m. Look Good, Feel Better Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn ways to enhance their appearance, including skin care and makeup. Cosponsored with the American Cancer Society.

Monday, May 17, 5:30 p.m. Stop the Hands of Time Learn from Cheryl Bounds of WFUBMC Dermatology about chemical peels, microdermabrasion and anti-aging skin care products.

Monday, May 17, 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 about coping with anxiety, depression, ADD and ADHD. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth Co.

Tuesday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. IBS & Energy Medicine Counselor and energy worker Janet Nestor offers suggestions on coping with irritable bowel syndrome through stress management and other techniques.

Wednesday, May 19, 4 p.m. Osteoarthritis of the Knee WFUBMC orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Martin discusses treatment options other than surgery for this condition.

Wednesday, May 19, 6 p.m. 13 Ways to Wealth Financial advisor Forrest Childers discusses 13 wealth management issues that every investor should consider.

Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. Statin Drugs WFUBMC pharmacist Monty Yoder presents the latest information on medications available to manage blood cholesterol levels. Cosponsored by the WFUBMC Heart Center.

Thursday, May 20, 4 p.m. CPR for Friends & Family Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation in this two-hour class led by Forsyth Co. EMS.

Thursday, May 20, 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, May 20, 6:30 p.m. Men’s Grief Support Group Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Friday, May 21, 10 a.m. Bayou Cooking WFUBMC executive chef Chris Smith prepares fresh fruit crepes and New Orleans style grits with a twist.

Friday, May 21, 1 to 7 p.m. Free Anxiety Screening Learn how anxiety may be affecting you in this free, confidential screening with the Forsyth Co. Mental Health Association. No appointment needed.

Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m. Swallowing Problems Denise Criss, PA, of the WFUBMC Digestive Health Center, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of swallowing problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Saturday, May 22, 1:30 p.m. CPR for Friends & Family Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation in this two-hour class led by Forsyth Co. EMS.

Monday, May 24, 11 a.m. Coping with Arthritis Learn from WFUBMC hand therapists Carla Blue and Dina Shampine ways to protect your arthritic joints and conserve energy through easy modifications and the use of adaptive equipment.

Monday, May 24, 1 p.m. Caregiver Support Group Cosponsored with the Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Meets monthly.

Monday, May 24, 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, May 24, 6 p.m. Intimacy & Diabetes UNCG nursing professor Donald Kautz, Ph.D., discusses ways to overcome the obstacles that may interfere with intimacy and sexual expression due to diabetes. The impact of blood sugar control and oral hypoglycemics will be discussed.

Thursday, May 27, 1 p.m. Hypertension in the 21st Century Dr. Ronald Smith of the WFUBMC Hypertension Center shares the latest research and clinical information on high blood pressure and related diseases.

Thursday, May 27, 6 p.m. Fresh Fruit Desserts Chef Garren Brannon shares recipes for healthy dessert made with seasonal fruits.

Friday, May 28, 11 a.m. Cholesterol’s Impact High cholesterol levels directly impact your cardiovascular health. Learn from WFUBMC cardiologist Dr. John Hoyle ways to prevent and treat cholesterol problems.

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.


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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