BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases December Events
All classes are held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall unless otherwise noted.
To register, call 713-BEST (2378).
Inclement Weather Policy: When Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools are closed due to weather, BestHealth events are cancelled.
For more information visit:http://www.wakehealth.edu/BestHealth/
Thursday, December 1
Understanding Plantar Fasciitis
Noon Hear about the diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, from Wake Forest Baptist Podiatrist Christina Sigur, M.D.
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 be done to stop them? Join Wake Forest Baptist Neurologist Patrick Reynolds, M.D., to learn more.
Friday, December 2
2 p.m. Excessive exposure to the sun activates melanin, causing skin to darken and tan. Join Wake Forest Baptist Surgical Oncologist John Stewart, M.D., to learn more about melanoma, the most life-threatening form of skin cancer.
Saturday, December 3
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Roasting may be one of the easiest cooking techniques. Your oven does most of the work while you spend time with family, friends, or a good book, which makes it particularly appealing during the busy holidays. Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka to learn more about roasting foods. Samples will be provided.
Tuesday, December 6
11 a.m. Join certified group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson of BestHealth for an unbelievable abdominal workout. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes to participate.
Wednesday, December 7
AARP Safe Driving Course
Noon to 4 p.m. If you’re age 50 or older, come learn ways to improve your driving skills in this four-hour workshop led by nurse and trauma/burn outreach coordinator Donna Joyner of Wake Forest Baptist. Cost: $12 per person for AARP members; $14 for non-AARP members.
Pelvic Dysfunction Physical Therapy
6 p.m. If you suffer from pelvic issues such as urinary leakage, bowel problems, menstrual or abdominal pain, postpartum issues or pregnancy pain, come hear Wake Forest Baptist Physical Therapist Lori Baydush explain how pelvic physical therapy can help improve your quality of life.
Friday, December 9
Cancelled:Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. If you’re a woman undergoing cancer treatment, join us and learn ways to enhance your appearance and feel better about yourself. Receive a free make-up kit valued at more than $150 for participating. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Saturday, December 10
Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Goodies
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spending time together as a family is important, especially at the holidays. Join BestHealth and the Junior League of Winston–Salem for this hands-on, no-baking-required holiday cooking class for children ages 4 to 10 and their parents or grandparents. You’ll leave with recipes you can enjoy making together at home.
Monday, December 12
Marvelous Muffins for the Holidays
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Muffins are easy to prepare and fun to eat. Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka as she prepares delicious muffins for the holidays. Samples will be provided.
Cancelled: Cyber Bullying
6 p.m. In today’s electronic world, cyber bullying is on the rise. Join Wake Forest Baptist Psychologist Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D., to learn the signs of cyber bullying and how you can take an active role in overseeing your children’s electronic communications to help protect them.
Wednesday, December 14
Full:CPR for Family and Friends
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn CPR for adults, children and infants in this free class taught by certified CPR Instructor and Registered Nurse Kathy Nelson. This class cannot be taken for professional certification.
Leukemia: Causes and Effects
4 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist Oncologist Bayard Powell, M.D., provides an overview of leukemia, including causes, effects and the latest treatments.
Hip and Knee Replacement
6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist Orthopaedic Surgeon William Ward, M.D., describes modern medical treatments for damaged hips and knees, including hip replacement, which allows for preservation of more bone mass.
Thursday, December 15
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Do you have diabetes, foot deformities, or other concerns about your feet? Come to BestHealth for a five- to 10-minute general assessment of your feet provided by Wake Forest Baptist Podiatrist Christina Sigur, M.D. Appointment required.
1 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. These documents notarized free of charge.
Friday, December 16
1 p.m. Dancing is a great way to get in shape. Join group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson of BestHealth for a fun, aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. Dress comfortably and wear supportive shoes to participate.
BestHealth helps you connect with support group resources in our community. The following groups meet at BestHealth in Hanes Mall. For specific dates, times and other information, or to register, call 336-713-2378 or visit WakeHealth.edu/besthealth.
Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Bariatric Surgery.
Diabetes Support Group
Held in the Education Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.
Movement Disorders Caregiver Support Group
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Neurosciences.
Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Neurosciences.
Piedmont Triad Psoriasis Support Group
Affiliated with the National Psoriasis Foundation and Wake Forest Baptist Health Dermatology.
Sleep Support Group
Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Health Sleep Lab.
Stroke Support Group
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Stroke Services.
Teen Speak Out
Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County.
December Events at Other Locations
Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 21
Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions, Winston-Salem
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist Health Surgeons “Fuzz” Fernandez, M.D. and Stephen McNatt, M.D., to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitments and follow-up. Pre-registration is required. Held at The Hawthorne Inn’s Poplar Room, 420 High St., in Winston-Salem.
Thursday, December 8
Heart Health Screening
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Make an appointment for a FREE cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose screening. Appointment required. Held at the Davie Education Center, 120 Kinderton Boulevard, in Advance.
Tuesday, December 13
Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session, Lexington
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Learn if weight-loss surgery is right for you. Held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Vineyards, 351 Vineyards Crossing (at Hwys 52 and 64), in Lexington.
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