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January Seminars and Screenings by BestHealth®

Thursday, Jan. 3
Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare in the 21st Century
4 to 6 p.m. Hear the astounding findings of Dr. Anthony Atala, internationally recognized director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Atala's work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs to repair or replace those damaged by age, cancer, trauma or abnormal development.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Free Glaucoma Screening
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Brent Bond provides a free glaucoma screening and offers information about proper eye care. Appointment required.

Saturday, Jan. 5
Get the Facts on Glaucoma
3 p.m. Glaucoma involves increased fluid pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve and causing partial vision loss which can progress to blindness. Dr. Brent Bond of the Wake Forest Baptist Eye Center explains symptoms, diagnosis and approaches to successful treatment.

Monday, Jan. 7
Take it to Heart
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn ways to be heart healthier during a two-hour program that features a cardiac nurse, nutritionist, exercise physiologist and pharmacist. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Heart Center.

Thursday, Jan. 10
Burns: Better Treatment, Better Outcomes
2 p.m. Jared McFarland, R.N., of the Wake Forest Baptist Burn Center, explains how the latest advances in burn treatment can relieve pain, lessen restrictions and reduce scarring.

Friday, Jan. 11
Organizing to Downsize
2 p.m. Carol Eickmeyer, experienced organizer and moving coordinator, offers strategies for making moving painless, especially when downsizing.

Saturday, Jan. 12
Gyrotonic®: The Art of Exercising and Beyond®
1 p.m. Gyrotonic is an exercise system that guides users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles and tendons while articulating and mobilizing the joints. Join Jean May of the Mindful Movement Center to practice this exercise, which engages corresponding breathing patterns to increase coordination, endurance and aerobic activity.

Monday, Jan. 14
Aggravating Ankles
4:30 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Kelly Hess discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for those who suffer a sprained ankle.

Monday, Jan. 14
Preventing Infections in Children
6 p.m. Influenza, bacterial pneumonia and other infectious diseases are threats to young children. New vaccines and prevention strategies have provoked national discussion and media attention. Dr. Timothy Peters, Wake Forest Baptist pediatric infectious diseases specialist, discusses new approaches to preventing and managing infections in children.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Meals for Moms-On-the-Go
6 to 7:30 p.m. Alex Swain of Whole Foods Market® presents healthy, delicious meal ideas for busy moms.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Season of Sadness
Noon For some, winter can bring on bouts of depression. Join Andy Hagler of the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County to learn the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and get information on coping mechanisms, resources and treatments.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
Flatter Stomach, Better Back
6 p.m. Nancy Crooks, licensed mind/body therapist with Handspring Bodywork, presents safer exercises that are easy to learn—and really work.

Friday, Jan. 18
Caring for the Family “Rock”
1 p.m. Women are the glue that holds a family together, but often they neglect their own health. Wake Forest Baptist gynecologist Dr. Karen Gerancher presents simple steps and screenings that can add years to a woman's life and add life to her years.

Saturday, Jan. 19
The Alexander Technique
3 to 5 p.m. Join Ethan Kind to learn about this non-intrusive, proactive approach to teaching your body to identify and change poor body habits that cause physical pain, muscle tension and fatigue. $20 for a two-hour session.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Clay Flowerpots
1 to 3 p.m. Instructors from Sawtooth School for Visual Art help you create a pot that will be glazed and fired – a unique way to prepare for spring planting and decorating! $20 per pot.

Friday, Jan. 25
All About Anesthesia
10:30 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist anesthesiologist Dr. Angela Edwards explains the risks, benefits and advances in anesthesia that have helped to improve medical care and related outcomes.

Saturday, Jan. 26
Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
1 to 2:30 p.m. Traci Latta helps you “kick off” the New Year with unique, tasty snacks that will score points with your friends without adding post-holiday pounds. Recipes and samples provided.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Don't Take Your Organs with You
10:30 a.m. Beth Hinesley of Carolina Donor Services explains how you can make the decision to donate your organs, what documentation is required and the benefits of organ donation.

Tuesday, Jan. 29
Brenner FIT – Families In Training
6:30 p.m. Staying active, eating right, and maintaining a healthy weight is truly a family affair. Wake Forest Baptist pediatrician Dr. Joey Skelton explains the parents' role in helping overweight children improve their health and gives evidence of how the whole family benefits.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Heart-n-Soul Food
2 to 3:30 p.m. Chef Nikki Miller-Ka prepares soul food that pleases the heart without sacrificing flavor. Recipes and samples provided.

Thursday, Jan. 31
Your Face, Only Better
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist otolaryngologist Dr. Neal Goldman discusses surgical and non-surgical options to improve your appearance.


BestHealth events held at YMCA locations.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Oh! My Aching Back
10 a.m. Learn from Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Doug Lopeman about the causes of and treatments for lower back pain, how to cope and how to prevent injury. Held at Fulton Family YMCA, 385 W. Hanes Mill Road.

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Stroke Prevention
Noon Wake Forest Baptist neurosciences outreach coordinator Rayetta Johnson, R.N., shares the warning signs of stroke and the importance of early intervention. Held at Central Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd.


Tuesday, Jan. 8
Athletic Shoe Screening
6:30 p.m. Learn from the staff of New Balance Winston-Salem how to select the right shoe for exercise, walking and running. West Forsyth Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Say What?
11:30 a.m. Lisa Arguello of Wake Forest Baptist Hearing & Speech discusses the signs of hearing loss and the new hearing aid technologies available. Held at Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St.

BestHealth events held at other locations

Wednesday, Jan. 9
Knee Pain
Noon Learn the causes and treatments for knee pain and options for avoiding surgery from chief physician assistant Frank Caruso of Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedic Surgery. Held at Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem.

Thursday, Jan. 10
Hip & Knee Replacement
1 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jason Lang discusses osteoarthritis and explains how hip and knee replacements can improve performance and quality of life. Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Jumping Into a Healthy New Year
7 p.m. Join Dayle Fuentes, registered dietitian for BestHealth, and learn some practical strategies to starting your new year in a healthy way. Held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. Free babysitting offered.

All seminars and screenings are held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall unless otherwise noted and require preregistration unless otherwise indicated. To register for any of these seminars, please call Health On-Call® at 716-2255 or 1-800-446-2255. For a complete listing of seminars visit the website at www.besthealth.com.

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