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March is Urology Month at BestHealth®

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

Tuesday, March 3
Daring to Go Dairy
12 to 1:30 p.m. Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Chef Nikki Miller-Ka and learn how to get your day’s worth of dairy servings beyond the cereal bowl. Recipes and samples provided.

Tuesday, March 3
Home Safety for Seniors
3 p.m. Join Nicki Clark, health/fitness specialist and wellness director at Heritage Woods, to learn how to reduce the risk of falls in your home.

Tuesday, March 3
6:30 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Walter discusses the specific vision problems corrected by LASIK, the characteristics of qualified patients and the risks and benefits of the procedure.

Wednesday, March 4
Free Depression and Anxiety Screening
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. This free, confidential professional screening can tell you if you suffer from either anxiety and/or depression. Provided by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County. Appointment recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Monday, March 9
Great Grains
1 p.m. Learn how to increase your fiber intake with grains. Chef Thomas Lance shows you how to incorporate hearty grains into lip-smacking snacks and meals. Recipes and samples provided.

Friday, March 13
Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. Women undergoing cancer treatment learn ways to enhance their appearance and feel better about themselves. Participate and receive a free makeup kit valued at more than $150. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, March 17
WomenHeart of Winston-Salem
6 p.m. WomenHeart of Winston-Salem is a new group offering support and information to women with heart disease.

Wednesday, March 18
Help for a Leaky Bladder
11 a.m. Is your bladder running your life? More than 80 percent of urinary incontinence cases can be helped or cured – sometimes with behavioral changes. Learn the basics of this condition, including the latest treatments, from Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. John J. Smith.

Wednesday, March 18
Toilet Training: Tips for success
1 p.m. Learn the best age to start and how the process can be tailored to your child's personality. Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Steve Hodges explains how to make the process easier and how to avoid common mistakes that can lead to future problems.

Wednesday, March 18
Current Topics in Prostate Cancer Prevention, Treatment & Lifestyle
6 p.m. Join Sophia Maund, Ph.D. candidate, for an overview of prostate biology and how to maintain prostate health, current prostate cancer treatments, a discussion on lifestyle adjustments for patients and much more.

Saturday, March 21
Kidney Stones: Fact and Fiction
1 p.m. While it's a myth that people with kidney stones should avoid calcium, other dietary choices can play a role in the condition. Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Dean Assimos explains why some people are more prone to stone formation and gives examples of the latest treatments and prevention.

Monday, March 23
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. Cosponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Sleep Lab.

Tuesday, March 24
Medicare 101
1:30 p.m. Mary Ellen Haynes, Compliance Manager for MedCost Benefit Services, provides an overview of Medicare, the nation’s largest health insurance program, including: eligibility, all the “Parts” (A, B, C and D), what is and is not covered, how Medicare pays if you have other coverage, prescription coverage and more.

Tuesday, March 24
Prostate Health
4 p.m. Almost all men develop an enlarged prostate as they grow older. Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Gopal Badlani discusses the latest treatments for dealing with bothersome urinary symptoms, including behavior changes, medications and microwave surgery to shrink the gland.

Tuesday, March 24
Simply Outrageous Math
6 p.m. Parents and children ages 10 and over are invited to join Linsey Mills from Games for Life Institute to experience Simply Outrageous Math systems created thousands of years ago. You and your child will learn the relationship of the numbers 0 to 9, how to use visualization to compute equations without writing on paper, and more.

Saturday, March 28
Vegetable Variety
2 p.m. Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka to learn how to prepare delicious, colorful vegetable recipes and start fueling your body today. Recipes and samples provided.

Tuesday, March 31
Male Incontinence and Impotence
6 p.m. Millions of men are affected by urine leakage during activities such as heavy lifting or swinging a golf club. Erectile dysfunction is also a common problem due to conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Learn about the latest treatment options for both conditions from Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Gopal Badlani.

BestHealth Events Held at Other Locations

Saturday, March 21
Pleasing the Picky Eater
11 a.m. Join Amy Fanjoy, BestHealth registered dietitian, and Mary Mollitt, Program Manager at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, for taste testing and storytelling fun appropriate for children ages four and younger. Literature on how to work with picky eaters will be available to parents and caregivers. Held at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, 390 S. Liberty St.

Monday, March 23
Produce 101
10 a.m. Join BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy to learn tips on picking the best fresh fruits and vegetables this coming season. Held at Whole Foods, 41 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Registration required.

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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