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January Events at BestHealth®

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

Monday, Jan. 4

Teen Speak Out

6 p.m. Free support group for ages 13-17. Bring a friend and join others to learn more about the successes and challenges of dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or other concerns. Led by a licensed mental health professional and sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County. For more information call 336-768-3880. This class will be held again Jan. 18.

Thursday, Jan. 7

Bring Back the Broiler

6 to 7:30 p.m. Let Chef Barry Moody show you how to make deliciously healthy 15-minute meals using the oven broiler. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Monday, Jan. 11

H1N1 Flu and Inappropriate Antibiotic Use: How do they relate?

11 a.m.  Antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. Join Michelle Wallis of the section of Infectious Diseases at Wake Forest Baptist 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 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Monday, Jan. 11

Beginner’s Running Clinic: Train for your first 5K

6:30 p.m. Join Fleet Feet Sports to learn more about No Boundaries, their award winning 5K (3.1 miles) training program for beginners that starts Jan. 30. If you’re inactive or minimally active, eager to get in shape and ready to begin training the No Boundaries program is for you. Jeff Katula, Ph.D. M.A., Wake Forest University assistant professor of Health and Exercise Science, will also share strategies on how to make meaningful life changes to keep you motivated. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Become a Student Volunteer

3 p.m. Is your teen interested in volunteering in a hospital setting? Join Meredith Phillips, manager of student development in the Department of Volunteer Services at Wake Forest Baptist, as she shares the various volunteer programs open to high school and college students and what it takes to become involved. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 12

H1N1 Flu and Inappropriate Antibiotic Use: How do they relate?

6 p.m.Antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu. Antibiotics kill bacteria, not viruses. Join Michelle Wallis of Wake Forest Baptist’s Department of Infectious Diseases 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 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Weight Loss Surgery Information Session

5:30 to 7 p.m. Join Dr. Adolfo “Fuzz” Fernandez and Dr. Stephen McNatt of Wake Forest Baptist’s Bariatric Surgery Program for an information session that describes the process for weight loss surgery evaluation and the risks and benefits of surgery, and explains the nutritional needs, exercise commitment, and follow-up expectations. This session will last approximately 90 minutes, and family or friends are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.

Friday, Jan. 15

California Fresh Home Appétit

2 to 3:30 p.m. Join Julie White, of California Fresh Home Appétit,as she prepares some of the heart healthy items featured on the California Fresh Home Appétit menu. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Saturday, Jan. 16

Triad MG Support Group

1 to 3 p.m. New Triad support group for those with the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis. Sponsored by the Carolinas Chapter of Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. For more information call 336-659-5515.

Monday, Jan. 18

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

1 p.m. Join other patients and their families to increase learning and strengthen the network of resources across Forsyth County. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Arthritis & Water Exercise

2 p.m. Join Jessica Friel, aquatics instructor in the Department of Recreation Therapy at Wake Forest Baptist, as she discusses water exercises designed specifically for people with arthritis as sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. Get a coupon for one free class at the J. Paul Sticht Center warm water pool on the Wake Forest Baptist campus. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Muscle Cramps

6 p.m. Muscle cramps got you stumped and wondering what to do? Wake Forest Baptist neurorehabilitation fellow Dr. Jodi Hawes shares how muscle cramps are diagnosed, common symptoms, treatments and prevention. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Thursday, Jan. 21

Seven Simply Outrageous Things You Must Do to Get the Job You Want

6 p.m. Focus on actions that will help you land the job you want instead of spinning your wheels and settling for the job you need. Learn from Michelle Serrano-Mills of the Mills Foundation what to do and what not to do when going through a career or job transition. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Saturday, Jan. 23

Gluten Free Baking

2 to 3:30 p.m. Do you have an allergy to gluten and don’t know what to bake? Let Nikki Miller-Ka help you add some tasty new recipes to your collection. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Fighting Fat with Exercise

11 a.m. The average American gains 1 to 2 pounds a year. Exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy weight. Join Courtney Jackson, health promotion specialist at BestHealth, for strategies and exercises to help you minimize fat gain. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Super Bowl Snacks

2 to 3:30 p.m. What comes after New Year’s Day? The Super Bowl, of course! Chef Thomas Lantz is ready to show you how to make some healthy, fun foods for your Super Bowl party. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378). 

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Weight Loss Surgery Information Session

5:30 to 7 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist surgeons Dr. Adolfo “Fuzz” Fernandez and Dr. Stephen McNatt describe the process for weight loss surgery evaluation, its risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment, and follow-up expectations. Registration is recommended but not required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378)

Are You Ready to QUIT Tobacco? 

Course dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10

Join BestHealth as we kick off a six-week Freedom from Smoking® program taught by a certified smoking cessation facilitator from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The course begins Jan. 6 and meets at BestHealth for six consecutive Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. You’ll get valuable smoking cessation resources and hear from a nutritionist and fitness expert to help guide you in your journey to becoming smoke free. Cost is $50 per person. Space is limited and registration is required by calling 336-713-BEST(2378).

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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