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November Events at BestHealth®

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Confused about Concussions?
6:30 p.m. Sports injuries that involve head trauma can be difficult to overcome, but advances in medical treatments are helping physicians better manage patient outcomes so individuals can return to their desired field of play. Dr. Daryl Rosenbaum of Wake Forest Baptist Sports Medicine explains the technology and procedures that enhance diagnosis and treatment of these common injuries.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Better Bladder Basics
12:30 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Karim Kader explains what you can do to lessen your chances of having bladder problems. Learn why we live in the ‘bladder cancer belt’ and what you can do about it.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
6 to 7:30 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy to learn how to make a few of your Thanksgiving favorites good tasting and healthy at the same time. Recipes and samples provided.

Thursday, Nov. 6
Macular Degeneration
11:30 a.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Dickinson to learn the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for macular degeneration, a debilitating vision disorder that can affect anyone.

Friday, Nov. 7
Table for Two
Noon to 1:30 p.m. If you’re an “empty nester” trying to adapt to new cooking habits, join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka for recipes and samples of nutritious meals that are ideal for two.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Carb Counting for Diagnosed Diabetics
1:30 p.m. BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy explains the ins and outs of carb counting, a vital part of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels for all diabetics.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Folic Acid 101
6:30 p.m. Thinking about having a baby? Learn how taking a daily multivitamin with 400mcg of folic acid now can help improve your overall health and potentially save the life of your future children. Presented by Wake Forest Baptist health educator Chandra Parker; sponsored by the North Carolina Folic Acid Council.

Thursday, 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 really important, like managing stress. Join the Hospice & Palliative Care Center for a group session of sharing and caring.

Friday, Nov. 14
Pancreatic Cancer Update
10:30 a.m. A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is often accompanied by lots of questions and fear. Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Perry Shen explains the signs, symptoms and advances in treatment.

Saturday, Nov. 15
Nintendo® Wii™ Bowling at BestHealth
1 to 3 p.m. Experience the fun and excitement of bowling on the big screen at BestHealth as Games for Life and The Mills Foundation present the Nintendo Wii Bowling Night for adults!

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Flavors of Fall
5:30 to 7p.m. Fresh, nutritious produce can help you stay healthy through the winter. Join Chef Ernest Knight for recipes and samples of tasty fall meal ideas.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
The Problem with Pulmonary Hypertension
4:30 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist pulmonologist Dr. Rodolfo Pascual explains the dangers of pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs) and how it can lead to heart failure if not diagnosed and treated early.

Thursday, Nov. 20
Update on Celiac Disease
6:30 p.m. Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that causes difficulty digesting gluten and other proteins in wheat, barley and rye. Wake Forest Baptist pediatric gastroenterologist and internationally known celiac disease researcher Dr. Ivor Hill shares the latest findings concerning diagnosis and treatment.

Friday, Nov. 21
Living Well with Diabetes
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Having diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t be healthy and enjoy good tasting food. Wake Forest Baptist diabetes educator Kathie Cooper, R.N., shares critical diabetes education and tasty snack ideas for the holidays.

Friday, Nov. 21
Seeing the Intestines from the Inside Out
2 p.m. Medical technology allows physicians to see inside the digestive system by using endoscopy. Wake Forest Baptist gastroenterologist Dr. Jerry Evans explains how this technique is used to detect digestive problems in their early stages and maximize treatment options.

Monday, Nov. 24
Gentle Body Sculpting
6 p.m. Join Laura Oakes, certified group fitness instructor with BestHealth, for an introduction to basic resistance training and learn easy, take-home exercises that can benefit your muscles and bones.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Got GERD?
3 p.m. What are the differences between indigestion and reflux? Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Stephen McNatt offers an overview of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and related digestive problems.

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Monday, Nov. 3
STOP Holiday Temptations Cold
6 p.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy to learn how to resist fattening temptations during the upcoming holiday season. Held at the Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Oh, My Aching Back!
3:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Guo of Wake Forest Baptist’s Neurorehabilitation Program explains the causes, diagnosis and non-surgical treatments for lower back pain. Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St., Winston-Salem.

Thursday, Nov. 13
Heart to Heart
6 p.m. The signs and symptoms of heart problems in women can sometimes look very different than heart disease in men. Wake Forest Baptist’s Susan Butler, R.N., and Women’s Heart Health Outreach Coordinator, presents ways to prevent heart problems and the treatment options available to women. Held at the Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.

Monday, Nov. 17
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 other conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., of Wake Forest Baptist’s 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. Held at Senior Services Center, 2895 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 or visit the website at www.besthealth.com.

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