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December Events at BestHealth®

NOTE: The phone number for BestHealth has changed. To register or for more information, call BestHealth at 336-713-BEST (713-2378), or visit www.besthealth.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 1
Never Too Late: The Benefits of Exercise and Weight Loss in Seniors
11 a.m.
Come find out why it’s never too late to start exercising and watching your weight. Kristen M. Beavers, Ph.D., R.D., discusses the benefits of adopting healthy dietary and physical activity practices later in life, and offers helpful hints to incorporate these changes into your everyday routine.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Healthy Holidays for People with Diabetes
3 p.m.
Join certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian Donna Kernodle as she shares ideas and strategies for enjoying the holiday season while managing your diabetes.

Thursday, Dec. 3
Advance Directives
1 to 3 p.m.
Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure that your wishes will be met. Carol Ford of the Hospice & Palliative Care Center explains the terminology and procedures. Documents notarized free of charge.

Saturday, Dec. 5
Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas from the Kitchen
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Instead of giving foods high in fat, salt and calories this holiday season, try some of Chef Betty Morton’s ideas for healthier holiday gifts. Recipes and samples available.

Monday, Dec. 7
Party Time Hors d’oeuvres
3 to 4:30 p.m.
See how easy it is to make your party a little healthier this year. Join Chef Thomas Lantz to learn how to prepare deliciously healthy hors d’oeuvres. Recipes and samples available.

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way
1 p.m.
Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. Renato Santos shares possible ways to lower cholesterol with diet and supplements.

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Physical Therapy after Orthopaedic Surgery
3 p.m.
If you’re considering any type of orthopaedic surgery, join Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Pilar Condes to learn what to expect during your post-surgery physical therapy.

Thursday, Dec. 10
Macular Degeneration
12 p.m.
Join Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Paul Dickinson to learn the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for macular degeneration, a debilitating vision disorder that can affect anyone.

Thursday, Dec. 10
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Screening
4 to 6 p.m.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in American men, but early detection and knowing the facts about prostate cancer can save your life. Assess your risk of prostate cancer with a free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood draw screening. Confidential results will be mailed to your home. Appointment required by calling 713-2378.

Friday, Dec. 11
Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m.
Women undergoing cancer treatment learn ways to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Come participate and receive a free make-up kit valued at over $150. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, Dec. 12
Free Glaucoma Screening
1 to 4 p.m.
Get a free glaucoma screening and information about the Wake Forest University Eye Center. Appointment required by calling 713-2378.

Monday, Dec. 14
Sleep Support Group
6 p.m.
For current users of CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) and BiPAP (Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure) for the treatment of sleep apnea. Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Sleep Lab.

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Qigong: Relaxing into the Holidays
11 a.m.
Learn the benefits of "qigong for health" in this hands-on class led by Associate Healing Tao instructor and licensed Wake Forest Baptist massage therapist Rick Jones. Dress comfortably for this movement-based class. All abilities welcome. Fee: $5 per person.

Friday, Dec. 18
Love Your Leftovers
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka to learn how to take your holiday dinner leftovers and make delectable meals you can freeze for quick use in the future. Recipes and samples available.


H1N1 Flu and Inappropriate Antibiotic Use: How do they relate?
• Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m.

Antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. Inappropriate use of antibiotics has caused an increase in drug-resistant bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control, antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems. Join Michelle Wallis of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s Infectious Disease department and program manager for North Carolina Taking Antibiotic Resistance Seriously (NCTars) to learn more about antibiotic resistance and appropriate antibiotic use. Registration required by calling 713-2378.
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Tuesday, Dec. 8
STOP! Holiday Temptations Cold
6 p.m.
Join BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy to learn how to prepare and serve flavorful, healthy holiday meals and treats. Recipes and samples provided. Held at the Davie Family YMCA, 215 Cemetery Street, Mocksville. Pre-registration required by calling the Davie Family YMCA at 336-751-9622.

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 BestHealth® at 713-BEST (2378) or visit the website at www.besthealth.com. 
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