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November Seminars and Screenings by BestHealth®

Thursday, Nov. 1
All about Anesthesia
10:30 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist anesthesiologist Dr. Angela Edwards explains the risks of anesthesia, as well as the benefits and advances that have helped improve medical care.

Monday, Nov. 5
Brenner FIT – Families in Training
6:30 p.m. Staying active, eating right, and maintaining a healthy weight is a family affair. Wake Forest Baptist pediatrician Dr. Joey Skelton explains a parent’s role in helping overweight children improve their health and how the entire family benefits.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Entertaining “Health Nuts”
3 to 4:30 p.m. BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes offers tips on preparing healthy snacks and finger foods to tempt the taste buds while satisfying your most health-conscious guests. Recipes and samples provided.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Vitamin D: Maintaining Strength with Age
11 a.m. Research suggests vitamin D may play a role in maintaining muscle strength and physical function, as well as in other health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., of Wake Forest Baptist Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, describes how the older adult body absorbs vitamin D and uses it to maintain muscle and bone health, improving quality of life.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Kidney Care: Treatment Options
6 p.m. Radiofrequency ablation is proving to be an effective treatment for small malignant kidney tumors. Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. Ronald Zagoria explains how this may be an option for patients unable to undergo surgery.

Thursday, Nov. 8
Make a Difference in a Child’s Life
6 p.m. If you have love in your heart for a child in need, please join us. Brigitte Lindsay of Forsyth County Social Services simplifies the adoption process and shares reasons why people adopt.

Friday, Nov. 9
Reward Yourself by Volunteering
11 a.m. Helping others is a great way to help yourself. Susan Washabaugh, director of Wake Forest Baptist Volunteer Services, presents volunteer opportunities available at Wake Forest Baptist.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Coping with the Holidays
1 to 2:30 p.m. During the hectic holiday season, it's easy to lose sight of what's important, like managing stress. Join members of the Hospice & Palliative Care Center for a group session of sharing and caring.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Back Pain Solutions: Is Surgery for You?
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon and spine specialist Dr. Charles Branch discusses surgical options for relieving back and leg pain and explains what makes a good candidate for surgery.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Diabetic Wound Care
2 p.m. Frank Caruso, P.A., of Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedic Surgery, explains how diabetics should care for their feet, hands, arms and legs in an effort to prevent serious injury and loss.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Putting Life First
6 to 7:30 p.m. Suzanne Melcher of Wake Forest Baptist Recreational Therapy discusses ways to overcome life’s major stressors and how to detect suicidal tendencies in loved ones. Teens encouraged to attend.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Jump In! The Water Feels Great
2 p.m. Don't let the cold weather slow your activity level. Learn about fun water fitness opportunities from Celia Dixon of Wake Forest Baptist Recreation Therapy.

Friday, Nov. 16
Are You Road Safe?
2:30 p.m. Occupational therapist Katherine Elder explains how Wake Forest Baptist’s Adaptive Driving Evaluation Program offers those who are recuperating from injury or surgery a chance to see if they are safe to drive by having clinical and on-the-road evaluations.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Living Well with Diabetes
11:30 a.m. Kathie Cooper, R.N., of the Wake Forest Baptist Diabetes Care Center, presents simple ways to make healthy choices without compromising pleasure.

Monday, Nov. 26
Lung Cancer Update
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist oncologist Dr. Tony Miller discusses how successes in lung cancer research and treatment are leading to a more positive future for patients.

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Diabetes Screening
3 to 6 p.m. Find out if you are at risk for diabetes. Glucose level checked with a simple finger stick. Results in five minutes. Appointment required. $15 fee.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Diabetes Mellitus: All in the Family
Noon Genetics play a role in determining who may develop diabetes. Wake Forest Baptist nephrologist Dr. Barry Freedman explains the genetic factors of diabetes and environmental cues.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Treatment of Epilepsy
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Cormac O'Donovan presents the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for epilepsy and shares resources available to families and caregivers.

Thursday, Nov. 29
Diabetic Retinopathy
11:30 a.m. Having diabetes increases risk of impaired vision. Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Dickinson explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for diabetic retinopathy.

BestHealth events held at YMCA locations

Monday, Nov. 5
Hip Replacement
11 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Bill Ward discusses the benefits of total hip replacement. Held at West Forsyth Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons.

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Dealing with Dementia
9 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist geriatrician Dr. Kaycee Sink provides an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for dementia and resources in our area. Held at Yadkin Family YMCA, 6540 Service Road, Yadkinville.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Diagnosis: Diabetes
10 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist diabetes educator Donna Kernodle explains diabetes and shares healthy lifestyle changes and meal ideas. Held at Fulton Family YMCA, 385 W. Hanes Mill Road.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Diet, Exercise, & Arthritis
Noon Stephen Messier, Ph.D., of Wake Forest University’s Department of Health & Exercise Science, shares the latest research findings and medical interventions for relieving arthritis pain, and how to get involved in studies that reveal more helpful hints. Held at Central Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Laugh Out Loud
6:30 p.m. Certified laughter leader Bob Plemmons leads you in a guided laughter workout that increases the oxygen in your body and leaves you feeling great. Held at West Forsyth Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
ZUMBA to the Latin Beat!
7 p.m. For a fun workout, try ZUMBA, a Latin-based, party-style dance aerobics led by instructor Carlotta Wilkerson. For all fitness levels; no dance experience needed. Dress comfortably to participate. Held at Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
The Aging Brain
11:30 a.m. Dr. Ann Peiffer of Wake Forest Baptist Radiology discusses how what we see and what we hear are different in the aging brain, and gives examples of how this may alter everyday activities. Held at Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St.

Monday, Nov. 19
Vein, Vein Go Away!
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. John Regan discusses new procedures that offer less invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatments for varicose veins. Held at Central Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Menopause Matters
10 a.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist gynecologist Dr. Robert Henderson for a discussion of what to expect during menopause, how to cope, and what medical interventions are available to make the transition occur more smoothly. Held at West Forsyth Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons.

BestHealth events held at other locations

Thursday, Nov. 8
Treatments for Muscle Pain
1 p.m. Learn from Dr. Martin Childers of Wake Forest Baptist’s Rehabilitation Program the causes, early signs, diagnosis and treatments for mild to severe muscle pain. Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Brenner FIT – Families in Training
7 p.m. Staying active, eating right, and maintaining a healthy weight is a family affair. Wake Forest Baptist pediatrician Dr. Joey Skelton explains a parent’s role in helping overweight children improve their health and how the entire family benefits. Held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. Free babysitting offered.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Nutrition for Seniors
11 a.m. Denise Houston, Ph.D., of Wake Forest Baptist Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, discusses the importance of nutrition for seniors. Also learn from Senior Services how to become a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer, providing healthy meals to seniors in need. Held at Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Drive.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Free Cholesterol Screening
Noon to 4 p.m. Have your blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and glucose checked with a simple finger stick (no fasting required). Results in five minutes. Free. Appointment required. Held at Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Drive.

Wednesday, Nov. 21
Holiday Groceries – Keeping It Healthy
11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Join BestHealth dietitian Dayle Fuentes to tour Whole Foods Market® and learn how to use healthy ingredients in your favorite holiday recipes. Part of a nutrition-focused series held the third Wednesday of each month at Whole Foods. To register, call 722-9233 or visit Whole Foods’ customer service desk. Space is limited.

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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