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June Events at BestHealth®

Monday, June 2
Choosing the Right Words
11 a.m. Retired minister and BestHealth member Claxton Hall presents ways to communicate with those who have experienced a loss and are grieving.

Monday, June 2
Ask the Dietitian
6 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes for a group discussion on nutrition. Bring the nutrition and food-related questions you’re curious about for a fun, informative hour of questions and answers.

Wednesday, June 4
Multiple Sclerosis: Who, When & Why?
2 p.m. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune illness affecting over 350,000 Americans. Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Douglas Jeffery explains what is known about the causes, diagnosis, symptoms and treatments for MS.

Friday, June 6
SilverSneakers®: Muscular Strength & Range of Movement
11 a.m. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Participants will use hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, a ball for resistance and a chair for support.

Tuesday, June 10
Cholesterol Screening
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have your total cholesterol, good cholesterol and glucose checked with a simple finger stick. Results while you wait. Free to BestHealth members; $25 for non-members.

Wednesday, June 11
Free Depression & Anxiety Screenings
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. This free, confidential professional screening can tell you if you suffer from anxiety or depression. Provided by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County. Appointment recommended, but walk-ins welcome.

Thursday, June 12
Low Country Cooking
6 to 7:30 p.m. Barry Moody takes wholesome dishes that bring back memories of home and transforms them into healthy and creative new varieties. Recipes and samples provided.

Friday, June 13
Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn ways to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Receive a free make-up kit valued at over $150 for participating. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, June 14
Women's Self-Defense
1:30 p.m. Learn the moves needed to better defend yourself in a variety of situations. Join certified martial arts instructor Michael Joyce for a review of the basic elements of self-defense, including escapes, holds and striking points. Ideal for women ages 16 and older.

Wednesday, June 18
Help from Horses
12 p.m. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center in Tobaccoville provides children and adults who have a variety of physical and developmental limitations with quality, professional equine-assisted activities in an effort to improve muscle tone, balance, coordination, and emotional well being. Come learn more about this unique form of therapy.

Wednesday, June 18
Living with Lymphedema
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist occupational therapist Anne Fleischer discusses the causes of lymphedema and offers practical tips on how to manage it.

Tuesday, June 24
Maintaining a Healthy Uterus
11 a.m. Women of all ages suffer from endometriosis, a painful disease of the uterus that impacts more than just reproductive health. Hear from Wake Forest Baptist gynecologist Dr. Leslie Kammire about the causes, symptoms and treatment options available.

Tuesday, June 24
Cooking in the Season
3 to 4:30 p.m. Join Chef Thomas Lantz for recipes and samples that highlight the splendor of healthy, seasonal fare. Recipes and samples provided.

Tuesday, June 24
Save that Spine!
6 p.m. Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment to repair vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesions. Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. Joseph Ciacci explains how the procedure makes it easier for patients to return to everyday activities with significantly less pain than they had before.

Wednesday, June 25
Celiac Disease: Digest the Facts
6 p.m. People who eat gluten and other proteins in wheat, barley and rye may develop this inherited autoimmune disorder anytime from infancy to adulthood. Wake Forest Baptist gastroenterologist Dr. John Baillie explains how it affects the absorption of nutrients and the functions of other organs.

Monday, June 30
Become a Grandparenting Great
1 p.m. Learn from the professionals of Winston-Salem State University's Grandparenting Program how to make the most of every interaction with your beloved grandchildren.

Monday, June 30
CPR for Family & Friends
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This free, three-hour class taught by certified instructor Gwendolyn Sinclair includes CPR for adults, children and infants. Cannot be taken for professional certification.

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Monday, June 2
Sibling Rivalry
9:30 a.m. Learn about the complexities of sibling relationships, developmental challenges, preparing children for new siblings and behavior management strategies from Wake Forest Baptist clinical psychologist Sebastian Kaplan, Ph.D. Held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. Free babysitting offered.

Wednesday, June 11
Fresh Herbs and Spices
11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes for a tour at Whole Foods Market® and learn how to spice up your favorite recipes. Held at Whole Foods Market, 41 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Space is limited. Registration required.

Thursday, June 12
Knee Pain
1 p.m. Learn the causes of and treatments for knee pain from chief physician’s assistant Frank Caruso of Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedic Surgery. Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

Thursday, June 12
Staying Healthy: A Woman's Perspective on Women's Health
6 p.m. Learn from Dr. Oona O’Neill of Wake Forest Baptist Obstetrics and Gynecology what to do to stay healthy and preserve your quality of life. Held at the new Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, June 18
Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way
11 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. Renato Santos offers possible ways to lower cholesterol with diet and supplements. Held at Senior Services Center, Shorefair Drive, 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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