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February is Heart Month at BestHealth®

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

Monday, Feb. 1

Heart Disease: The Nation’s Number One Killer

11 a.m. Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. Paul Kirkman explains the signs of heart disease, ways to prevent heart problems, and the latest treatments for heart patients. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Getting to Know Your EF

6 p.m. The term “ejection fraction” refers to the percentage of blood pumped out of a filled ventricle with each heartbeat. This measures the capacity at which your heart is pumping. Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. Vinay Thohan explains why ejection fraction is important, and what can be done to make improvements. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Monday, Feb. 8

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring

6 p.m. A calcium score is used to detect calcium deposits found in the coronary arteries. State-of-the art computerized tomography (CT) is the most sensitive, accurate and tested way to non-invasively measure the amount of coronary artery disease present before symptoms develop. Join Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. Jeff Carr as he shares the latest tests available to detect your risk for heart attack or other cardiovascular events. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

When to Call 911

11 a.m.  Join Captain Jeffrey Griffin of Forsyth County EMS as he explains when to call 911, as well as how to control the situation until EMS arrives. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Basic Backyard Blue Birding

11 a.m. The North Carolina Bluebird Society supports activities that foster the resurgence of bluebirds.  Bill Abbey shares slides of area critters in their natural habitat and offers tips on how to help preserve this delicate breed.

 

Free Screening Tuesdays! 

Tuesday, Feb. 2

12-Lead EKG Screening

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, you can have your heart rhythm checked with a free 12-lead EKG. A Forsyth County EMS paramedic will review your results with you. Appointment required. Sponsored by Forsyth County EMS and the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Body Mass Index & Waist-to-Hip Ratio Screening

10:30 a.m. to Noon. Are you concerned about your BMI or waist circumference? These measurements are important tools to assess your overall health risk. Stop by BestHealth for free calculations and health information. Appointment is not required. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

12-Lead EKG Screening

1 to 8 p.m. Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, you can have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG. A Forsyth County EMS paramedic will review your results with you. Appointment required. Sponsored by Forsyth County EMS and the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Heart Health Screening

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), and glucose screening. Appointment required. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

BestHealth events held at other locations.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Free Community CPR Day – Learn lifesaving skills at this free event.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free ongoing CPR demonstrations for the public will be held at Belk Court in Hanes Mall in honor of Heart Month. Certified American Heart Association instructors from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Community Training Center will provide demonstrations of infant, child and adult CPR while the public participates in hands-on practice. Note: Cannot be taken for professional certification. Participants will be able to ask representatives their health-related questions and pick up free educational materials. This event will be held at Belk Court in Hanes Mall. Registration is not required. Sponsored by the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Monday, Feb. 22

12-Lead EKG Screening

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, you can have your heart rhythm checked with a free 12-lead EKG. A Forsyth County EMS paramedic will review your results with you. Appointment required. Sponsored by Forsyth County EMS and the Heart Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  Held at the Davie Education Center, 120 Kinderton Blvd., in Advance.

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 (336)713-BEST (2378) or visit the website at www.besthealth.com.

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