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March Seminars and Screenings by BestHealth®

Inclement weather policy: When Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are closed due to weather, BestHealth events are cancelled.

Saturday, March 1
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, striking points and more. Ideal for females ages 16 and older.

Monday, March 3
Colon Cancer: Early Detection and Treatment Options
3 p.m. Dr. Will Voelzke of Wake Forest Baptist's Comprehensive Cancer Center presents steps you can take to prevent colon cancer, screening tools for early diagnosis and treatment options.

Tuesday, March 4
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, March 5
Brenner FIT: Rethink Your Drink
6 p.m. Sponsored and presented by the medical staff of Brenner Children's Hospital, this is first in a series offering valuable strategies to “families in training” whose children need to make healthy lifestyle changes due to their weight. This session focuses on eliminating or reducing sugar-sweetened beverages from their diet. Come sample healthy alternatives.

Friday, March 7
Thyroid Trouble?
2:30 p.m. When thyroid problems arise, symptoms may develop in a variety of ways. Wake Forest Baptist endocrinologist Dr. Cynthia Burns discusses the purpose of the thyroid gland, as well as diagnosis and treatment options for thyroid disorders.

Saturday, March 8
Health Information on the Internet
11 a.m. Learn from Julie James of Wake Forest Baptist's Carpenter Library how to find important, credible and current health information for you and your family on the Internet.

Saturday, March 8
Women’s Self-Defense
1:30 p.m. Learn self-defense moves that you can use to 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, striking points and more. Ideal for females ages 16 and older.

Friday, March 14
No Salt Added
2 to 3:30 p.m. Food with less salt does not have to be food without flavor. BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes prepares heart-friendly, low-sodium menu selections and offers helpful tips on modifying your recipes at home.

Saturday, March 15
Chemical Peels: What and Why
2 p.m. Skin rejuvenation, rehabilitation and beautification have been advanced by the availability of chemical peels done by medical professionals. Wake Forest Baptist plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Park explains the risks, benefits and variety of uses of this treatment option.

Wednesday, March 19
Brenner FIT: Spend Time Wisely
6 p.m. Sponsored and presented by the medical staff of Brenner Children's Hospital, this is second in a series offering valuable strategies to “families in training” whose children need to make healthy lifestyle changes due to their weight. Learn how to reduce the amount of time children spend in front of the TV and computer, while encouraging them to get moving.

Thursday, March 20
Ask the Dietitian
Noon Join BestHealth registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes for a group discussion on nutrition. This will be a fun, informative hour of questions and answers.

Thursday, March 20
Colorectal Cancer: Catch it Early
2:30 p.m. The keys to detecting colorectal cancer early are awareness, education and screening. Learn from Wake Forest Baptist gastroenterologist Dr. Richard Bloomfeld why early diagnosis makes a big difference in treatment options and success rates.

Thursday, March 20
PSA Screening
5 to 7 p.m. Assess your risk of prostate cancer with a simple blood draw. Results will be mailed to your home in about one week. $25 fee. Appointment required.

Wednesday, March 26
Multiple Sclerosis: Who, When & Why?
2:30 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.

Wednesday, March 26
Brenner FIT: Sit Down to Eat
6 p.m. Sponsored and presented by the medical staff of Brenner Children's Hospital, this is third in a series offering valuable strategies to “families in training” whose children need to make healthy lifestyle changes due to their weight. Learn strategies for eating three healthy meals a day and the many benefits of eating together as a family.

BestHealth events held at other locations.

Tuesday, March 11
Identity Theft
10 a.m. Linsey and Michelle Mills of the Mills Foundation address concerns about identity theft, the fastest growing crime in the United States. Held at Fulton Family YMCA, 385 W. Hanes Mill Road.

Tuesday, March 11
Lowering Cholesterol
Noon Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. John Hoyle discusses the importance of lowering cholesterol and ways to manage it. Held at Central Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd.

Tuesday, March 11
Athletic Shoe Screening
7 p.m. Learn from the staff of Fleet Feet Sports Winston-Salem how to select the right shoe for exercise, walking and running. Free individual screenings will follow the talk. Held at Kernersville Family YMCA, 1113 W. Mountain St.

Wednesday, March 12
Mosaic Flowerpots for Spring
11 a.m. With instructors from the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, you will create a mosaic flowerpot using tiles, glass beads and other items. FREE. Held at Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Drive, Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, March 12
Inflammation Nation
11:30 a.m. Dr. Floyd “Ski” Chilton of Wake Forest Baptist Physiology and Pharmacology discusses the research findings that led to Inflammation Nation, his book about “our nation’s secret epidemic.” Kernersville Family YMCA.

Thursday, March 13
Need New Hips?
1 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Bill Ward discusses the procedures, current developments and benefits of total hip replacement. Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St.

Tuesday, March 18
Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
7 p.m. The obesity epidemic in kids can be linked to sugar-sweetened drinks, fast foods and snacks, large portions, decreased physical activity and increased time in front of the TV and computer. Wake Forest Baptist pediatrician Dr. Robert Schwartz shares what parents can do to lessen their family’s risk of developing diabetes and other serious complications of obesity. Held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St. Free babysitting offered.

Wednesday, March 19
Try Something New!
11 a.m. or 6 p.m. Venture from your regular food choices. Try new items and learn how they may benefit your health during this tour at Whole Foods Market® with BestHealth® registered dietitian Dayle Fuentes. Space is limited. Registration required by calling 716-2255. Held at Whole Foods, 41 Miller St.


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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Media Contact: Lisa Long (336) 716-4588, lclong@wfubmc.edu; Bonnie Davis (336) 716-4977, bdavis@wfubmc.edu; or Shannon Koontz (336) 716-2415, shkoontz@wfubmc.edu.

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