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July Calendar of Events at BestHealth

Monday, July 6
 Flavorful Fish
3 to 4:30 p.m.
Tired of grilling hamburgers and hotdogs this summer? Join Chef Thomas Lantz as he shares tasty grilled fish recipes. Samples provided.

Tuesday, July 7
LASIK & Advanced Cataract Surgery
6 p.m.
Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Walter discusses LASIK and advanced cataract surgery, the specific vision problems corrected by these procedures, the risks and benefits, and characteristics of qualified patients.

Thursday, July 9
Medicare 101
1 p.m.
Mary Ellen Haynes, compliance manager for MedCost Benefit Services, provides an overview of Medicare, the nation’s largest health insurance program. Learn more about eligibility, all the “Parts” (A, B, C and D), what’s covered and what isn’t, prescription coverage, how Medicare pays if you have other coverage, and more.

Monday, July 13
Bunions and Hammertoes
10 a.m.
Bunions and hammertoes are two of the most common foot problems and often occur together. Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Aaron Scott discusses the signs, symptoms, what to expect during an examination, and gives an overview of surgical and nonsurgical treatments.

Take it to Heart
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn ways to be heart healthier during this two-hour program featuring a cardiac nurse, nutritionist, exercise physiologist and pharmacist. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Heart Center.

Tuesday, July 14
All about Cornea & Eye Donation
1 p.m.
Corneal blindness affects more than 40,000 Americans each year. Join Jennifer Carter, R.N., B.S.N., from The North Carolina Eye Bank, to learn more about cornea/eye donation and how you can make a difference.

Wednesday, July 15
Summertime Food Safety
6 p.m.
Picnics and barbecues are fun ways to enjoy the warm weather, but did you know that food-borne illness is at its highest during the summer? Join BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy to learn helpful tips on protecting you and your loved ones.

Friday, July 17
Basics of Massage Therapy
1 p.m.
Learn the basics for giving a relaxing massage from Jennifer Barker, licensed massage therapist at Wake Forest Baptist. Dress comfortably and bring a pillow and blanket to class. Only $5 per person.

Saturday, July 18
Vegetarian Cuisine
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn a healthy and delicious way to cook as Chef Nikki Miller-Ka prepares divine dishes with vegetables, nuts and grains as the main ingredients. Samples and recipes provided.

Monday, July 20
 Sleepless with Psoriasis
6 p.m.
Megan Kinney of Wake Forest Baptist Dermatology explains the prevalence of sleep disorders in patients with psoriasis. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Department of Dermatology and the Piedmont Triad Psoriasis Support Group.

Tuesday, July 21
WomenHeart Support Group
6 p.m.
WomenHeart of Winston-Salem is a free support group open to all women with heart disease who are seeking education and information in a casual discussion format. Join us to learn more. For information or to register, call 716-2255.

Wednesday, July 22
Physical Therapy after Orthopaedic Surgery: What you need to know
1 p.m.
If you’re considering any type of orthopaedic surgery, such as knee or hip replacement, join Wake Forest Baptist physical therapists to learn what to expect during your post-surgery physical therapy.

Thursday, July 23
Cholesterol and Your Calcium Score: What does it really mean?
6 p.m.
Heart health can be checked by several types of tests, but what are the newest, safest and most reliable? Join Susan Butler, R.N., of the Wake Forest Baptist Heart Center as she shares what the tests really mean.

Friday, July 24
Cooking with California Fresh Home Appétit
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Join Jennifer and Julie of the California Fresh Home Appétit team for some heart-healthy items featured on their summer menu. They’ll share a selection of fresh salads available from their innovative meal delivery service.

Saturday, July 25
Nintendo® Wii™ Bowling at BestHealth
1 to 3 p.m.
Looking for a fun, indoor summer activity that’s a hit with both kids and adults? Join Linsey & Michelle Mills of Games for Life Institute as they present Nintendo Wii Bowling. Open to adults and children of all ages. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Monday, July 27
 So, You’ve Got Squeaky Knees?
11 a.m.
Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jason Lang discusses the common causes of knee pain and the latest treatment options, ranging from non-surgical care to partial knee replacement, including MAKOplasty®.

Monday, July 27
Beginner’s Running Clinic: Train for your first 5K
6 p.m.
Training for a 5K (3.1 miles) is a great way to reach a fitness goal. Join Fleet Feet Sports to learn more about No Boundaries, their 5K training program for beginners that starts August 1. If you’re inactive or minimally active, eager to get in shape, and are ready to begin training for your first 5K run or walk, the No Boundaries program is for you. You’ll also hear from Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Per Kristian Moerk about the importance of activity for your bones, joints and muscles, and what you can expect physically in your first few weeks of training.

Tuesday, July 28
Smoking Cessation Overview
6 p.m.
Would you like to give up smoking for good? Join Chandra Parker, certified smoking cessation facilitator with Wake Forest Baptist, as she provides an overview of an upcoming six-week “Freedom from Smoking” program to be offered at BestHealth. This overview will help you determine your readiness to quit and whether the upcoming course will be right for you.

Wednesday, July 29
Navigated Total Knee Replacement
6 p.m.
Join Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. William Ward as he discusses the latest improvements in total knee replacement surgery.

Thursday, July 30
Ten Things You Should Know about the Law
11 a.m.
Mike Wells, senior partner of Wells Jenkins Lucas & Jenkins, has been the host of "You and the Law," a public service legal call-in show – the longest running radio show of its kind in N.C. – for more than 17 years. Join Mike in this informal discussion about the law in terms you can understand.

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Women’s Healthy Heart Screenings
July 9, 14, 21, 23 and 30
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Are you 35 years of age or older and concerned about your personal or family health issues, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or glucose, obesity or heart disease? Would you benefit from an EKG, cholesterol and glucose, BMI and waist circumference, as well as a Wellsource screening tool with a result-oriented action plan? Fasting is recommended, but not required. Sponsored by the Heart Center. Held at the Women’s Health Center of Excellence, Piedmont Plaza II, First Street, Winston-Salem. Fee: $15 per person. Appointment required; call (336) 713-4427.

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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