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Wake Forest Baptist BestHealth Releases November Calendar of Events

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 4, 2010 – Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s BestHealth, announces the following events for the month of November.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Vitamins & Supplements

11 a.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist pharmacist Sandra Gentry-Wells for information about the effectiveness, safety and risks of popular herbs and supplements.

Diabetes and Healthy Eating

4 p.m. November is American Diabetes Month®. Join Wake Forest Baptist Diabetes Care Center educator and registered dietitian Donna Kernodle to learn strategies and meal ideas for people living with diabetes.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Crock Pot Wonders

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef Betty Morton prepares delicious, easy recipes for the whole family using only a crock pot.

Friday, Nov. 5

OWLS: Optimizing Weight for Life in Seniors

2 p.m. The Optimizing Weight for Life in Seniors (OWLS) Clinic is an outpatient evaluation and management clinic for older adults to help make changes in health behaviors related to diet and physical activity that maximize physical function and prevent mobility difficulties. Join Wake Forest Baptist exercise physiologists for an overview of the OWLS Clinic and learn more about research opportunities at Wake Forest Baptist.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Teddy Bear Clinic

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this special event sponsored by Brenner Children’s Hospital, children ages 3 to 9 can see what might happen when they visit the doctor or hospital emergency department. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll and follow along as it receives an exam, X-ray and expert care from Brenner Children’s Hospital staff. Giveaways and fun activities will be offered, as well as health and safety tips, information about Brenner’s outpatient specialty services, and a tour of the critical care ambulance with the transport team. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall. To register, please call 336-713-2378.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Arthritis and Physical Therapy

4 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Laura McKenzie to learn the benefits of physical therapy for people suffering from arthritis.     

Wrinkles Away

6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist’s Neal Goldman, M.D., Otolaryngology,  discusses non-surgical treatments to enhance your appearance.

Thursday, Nov. 11

Low Back Pain

6 p.m. Tadhg O’Gara, M.D., Orthopaedics, of Wake Forest Baptist explains the causes, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatments for lower back pain.  

Saturday, Nov. 13

Healthy Holiday Baking for Families

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents and children ages 10 and older are invited to join Chef Thomas Lantz to learn how to make a few healthy recipes this holiday season. Held at BestHealth. To register, call 336-713-2378.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

CPR for Family & Friends

Session 1: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

This free class, taught by a certified CPR instructor from Wake Forest Baptist, includes CPR for adults, children and infants. Class cannot be taken for professional certification. Choose session one or two.   

You Worry Too Much: Understanding and Decreasing Worry

6 p.m.  It's estimated that people worry between 1.5 and 8 hours a day! Research shows that worry is unnecessary and is a major contributor to stress. William McCann Psy.D., of Wake Forest Baptist’s Family and Community Medicine Dpeartment, gives a definition of "worry" and discusses why people do it so much. Learn techniques to reduce the amount of time you spend worrying.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Coping with the Holidays

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you're an adult coping with the death of a loved one, join counselors from Hospice & Palliative Care Center's Grief Counseling Center for a time to share. Learn ways to add meaning to a difficult holiday season.

Thursday, Nov. 18


3 p.m. Ditch the workout, join the party! Join BestHealth certified group fitness and Zumba instructor Courtney Jackson as she demonstrates a high intensity, high energy fitness system like no other. Dress comfortably and wear supportive shoes.

Advance Directives

6 p.m. Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure that your wishes will be met. Jay Foster, of Wake Forest Baptist Pastoral Care, explains the terminology and procedures. Documents notarized free of charge.

Friday, Nov. 19

Cooking Technique Class: How to Cook Poultry

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Chef Betty Morton demonstrates a few ways you can prepare poultry this holiday season.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Stroke Caregiver Series

4 p.m. Caregivers play a critical role in stroke recovery, but often have questions and concerns related to helping patients adapt to everyday living situations. Join us for support and information related to post-stroke lifestyle. Sponsored by the Wake Forest University Baptist Comprehensive Stroke Center. Series runs through December with a different topic each month.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

Cooking Technique Class: Holiday Appetizer Aesthetics

1:00p.m. to 2:30 pm Do you wish your holiday appetizers looked as good as they tasted? They can, with tips and tricks from Chef Nikki Miller-Ka.

Body Contouring Surgery: Is It Right for You?

6 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist’s Lisa David, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, for an overview of body contouring surgical options, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift and more.

Other Locations

Wednesday, Nov. 3 & 16

Weight Loss Surgery Information Sessions
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join Wake Forest University Baptist surgeons “Fuzz” Fernandez, M.D., General Surgery, and Stephen McNatt, M.D., General Surgery, to learn about the process for weight loss surgery including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow up. Pre-registration is required by calling 336-713-2378. Held at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem.

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