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August Events at BestHealth®

Friday, Aug. 1
The Environment: Health vs. Hazard
11:30 a.m. Learn how to protect yourself when outdoors. Dr. Henderson McGinnis of Wake Forest Baptist Emergency Medicine and the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine offers tips and remedies for environmental hazards such as burns, heat exhaustion, bites and drowning.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Technology for the 21st Century Family
10:30 a.m. Don’t let technology intimidate you! In this class for senior adults, representatives from Computer Tree demonstrate and instruct you in the successful use and application of the Internet, personal digital assistants, MP3 players and other high-tech devices.

Thursday, Aug. 7
The Healing Touch
6 p.m. Deborah Larrimore, R.N., of the Wake Forest Baptist Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, presents “Healing Touch,” an energy-based therapy that promotes health and healing. Learn how this innovative practice changes lives by supplementing traditional medical treatments.

Friday, Aug. 8
Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women undergoing cancer treatment learn ways to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Receive a make-up kit valued at more than $150 for participating. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Monday, Aug. 11
Dispelling the Dyslexia Myths
6 p.m. Dyslexia is a common neurological disorder that affects reading and writing expression. Wake Forest Baptist neuropsychologist Cecile Naylor, Ph.D., explains the origin, symptoms and treatments available to people of all ages with dyslexia.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Knee Pain
2:30 p.m. Learn the causes of and treatments for knee pain from chief physician's assistant Frank Caruso of Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedic Surgery.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
How to Deal with Difficult People
4 p.m. What should you do or say when faced with someone you perceive as overbearing or intimidating? Laurel Link, D.Min., of Wake Forest Baptist pastoral counseling presents strategies for how to best handle these situations in ways that reduce stress and produce good outcomes.

Friday, Aug. 15
Healthy Lunch, Happy Child
Noon to 1:30 p.m. A healthy midday meal can be the secret to a productive school day for kids of all ages. Chef Nikki Miller-Ka shares ideas for unique, but simple, lunch box favorites.

Friday, Aug. 22
Are Your Muscles Weak?
4 p.m. Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by variable weakness of voluntary muscles, which often improves with rest and worsens with activity. Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. James Caress explains the potential causes and describes the processes of diagnosis and treatment.

Monday, Aug. 25
Lose Weight with the Lap-Band® System
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Adolfo Fernandez explains the Lap-Band® System, which closes off a large portion of the stomach in an effort to lessen fat and calorie consumption. Learn about the risks and benefits of this alternative to gastric bypass.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Voice and Swallowing Disorders
11:30 a.m. Certain factors can affect either the sound of your voice or how smoothly your food passes down your throat, or both. Wake Forest Baptist otolaryngologist Dr. Carter Wright explains what those factors are, describes symptoms of each disorder, and provides an overview of available treatments.

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Fibroid Facts
6 p.m. Uterine fibroids can cause women of all ages to experience pain and discomfort. They can also compromise reproductive capacity if not properly treated. Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya of Wake Forest Baptist Reproductive Medicine explains the symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for sufferers.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Yoga for Relaxation
Noon Yoga is an exercise that increases coordination and flexibility. Join certified instructor Valerie Kiser of Sunrise Yoga for an interactive session that shows you how yoga can also help you relax.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
Faith in Health and Healing
3 p.m. Mark Jensen of Wake Forest Baptist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Education discusses the practical implications of deeply held faith and healthy living. Hear about the role of spirituality in physical and emotional healing, as well as the significance of prayer, church support and emotional honesty.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Rebuilding a Broken Spine
6 p.m. Thanks to recent medical advancements, patients suffering from degenerative disc disease are finding many surgical alternatives. Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Sweasey presents the procedure, risks and benefits associated with artificial cervical discs.

Friday, Aug. 29
Gentle Body Sculpting
5:30 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian and certified personal trainer Dayle Fuentes for this introduction to basic resistance training. Learn how these easy take-home exercises can benefit your muscles and your bones.

Saturday, Aug. 30
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 and aerobic activity.


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Monday, Aug. 4
Triathlon 101: Preparing Your Mind and Your Body
5:45 to 6:45 p.m.; 7 to 8 p.m. Interested in trying your first triathlon but intimidated by the idea of it? Learn more in these two sessions. At 5:45 p.m., join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes for recipes, samples and meal ideas that will prepare your body for the endurance and stamina needed to compete. At 7 p.m., join Emily and Keith Davis of Fleet Feet Sports for an explanation of triathlon basics. You may attend both sessions or just one. Held at the new Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
Healthy Foods for Kids
11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Learn how to shop for healthy and delicious foods that are great for your growing kids. BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes discusses nutritious snacks, ideas for creative and healthy lunches and easy weeknight dinners the whole family will love. Held at Whole Foods Market®, 41 Miller St., Winston-Salem.


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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