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May is Neurosciences Month at BestHealth

Friday, May 1
Stroke: A Brain Attack
3 p.m.
Stroke can affect anyone, at any time, and any age. Join Wake Forest Baptist Neuroscience Outreach Coordinator Rayetta Johnson, R.N., to learn the five warning signs of a stroke, and how you can take action to prevent yourself or a loved one from having permanent brain damage and physical disability. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Saturday, May 2
Game Day Snacks
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka to learn how to prepare delicious snacks that will provide an athlete with the energy needed for game day. Recipes and samples provided.

Thursday, May 7
 Alzheimer’s Update
1 p.m.
Join Wake Forest Baptist gerontologist Dr. Kaycee Sink, Medical Director of the Roena Kulynych Memory Assessment Clinic, to review current treatments for Alzheimer’s and exciting new therapies in development. A question and answer session related to Alzheimer's disease will follow the presentation. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Thursday, May 7
Migraines, Go Away!
3 p.m.
Are your pains more than just normal headaches or are they migraines? Do you need a brain scan to find out? What can you or your doctor do to stop them? Join Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Patrick Reynolds to learn more about migraines. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Saturday, May 9
Healthy Snack Picnic
11 a.m.
BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy invites children ages 5 to 7 to join the picnic. There will be lots of fun, laughter and snacks.

Monday, May 11
Parkinson’s Disease
2 p.m.
Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Mustafa Siddiqui reviews the recent advancements in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Tuesday, May 12
The Cutting Edge of Epilepsy
11 a.m.
Epilepsy is a fairly common seizure disorder that can develop in children or adults. Join Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon Dr. Dan Couture to learn about diagnostic tools and available treatments. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.
 
Tuesday, May 12
Oh, My Aching Back!
3 p.m.
Join Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Sweasey for the latest information regarding surgical treatments for low back pain with lower extremity pain. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Wednesday, May 13
Salt Talk
1 p.m.
You’ve heard the message: put down the salt shaker. BestHealth registered dietitian Amy Fanjoy uncovers other ways you may be consuming sodium and how to find it in your diet. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Saturday, May 16
Gamma Knife
1 p.m.
Gamma Knife is a very precise instrument that uses radiation to treat a variety of brain tumors and other disorders affecting the brain. Using this tool, doctors at Wake Forest Baptist are able to effectively treat a variety of conditions without the need for traditional surgery. Join Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Ellis to learn more about this non-invasive, state-of-the-art procedure, including risks and benefits. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Tuesday, May 19
WomenHeart Support Group
6 p.m.
WomenHeart of Winston-Salem is a new group offering support and information for women with heart disease, and is affiliated with the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Wednesday, May 20
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, hip or shoulder replacement, join Wake Forest Baptist physical therapists to learn what to expect during your post-surgery physical therapy.

Wednesday, May 20
All about Brain Aneurysms
6 p.m.
An aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of an artery, related to weakness in the blood vessel's wall. There are different types of aneurysms and each requires a specific diagnosis and treatment plan. Wake Forest Baptist neurosurgeon Dr. John Wilson explains the causes, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation options available to patients with this complex condition. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Tuesday, May 26
Carotid Intima Medial Thickness
3 p.m.
Join Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Charles Tegeler as he explains carotid intima medial thickness, a noninvasive ultrasound test that can evaluate risk for heart disease and stroke in apparently healthy individuals ages 45 and older. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

Thursday, May 28
BOTOX® Injections – Not Just for Wrinkles
6 p.m.
Dr. Allison Brashear, Chair of the Department of Neurology and head of Wake Forest Baptist’s spasticity clinic, explains the head-to-toe medical uses of BOTOX injections. Sponsored by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Neurosciences.

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