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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases July Events

Wednesday, July 6

Screening Tests for Breast Cancer - 3 p.m.

Join Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Wendell Myers, M.D. and staff from the Outpatient Imaging Center to learn what tests are available for detecting breast cancer, current guidelines for mammography and the importance of annual screening.

Friday, July 8

Current Treatments for Spinal Stenosis - 10 a.m.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, most often seen in patients over the age of 50. Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon John Birkedal, M.D., discusses causes, symptoms, diagnosis and latest treatments for this condition.          

New Screening Tool for Lung Cancer - 1 p.m.

The CT lung screening is an exam that can detect lung cancer in its earliest stage, when it is most treatable. Join Caroline Chiles, M.D., radiologist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest Baptist, to learn more about the exam and what the recent results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NSLT) mean to patients.

Saturday, July 9

Women’s Self-Defense - 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Join Coach Michael Joyce in this workshop to learn the core principles of self-defense and exercises that will enable you to better handle a violent encounter. Recommended for women ages 16 and older.

Tuesday, July 12

Bone Density Screening - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have a family history of osteoporosis, join staff from the Outpatient Imaging Center of Wake Forest Baptist for a free bone density heel scan to help assess bone strength and further evaluate your risk for osteoporosis. An appointment is required. 

Thursday, July 14

Medical Wellness Program - 2 p.m.

Join exercise coordinator Whitney Berry of Wake Forest Baptist physical therapy for an overview of the Medical Wellness Program, which provides supervised exercise to those who need or want more help in building and maintaining their exercise routine. The program is helpful for people with musculoskeletal limitations due to injury or chronic disease such as osteoporosis and for anyone looking for an alternative to a gym setting.

Gentle Yoga for Arthritis - 6 p.m.

Yoga increases flexibility and may reduce joint pain and swelling in people with arthritis. Join Valerie Kiser from Sunrise Yoga studio for a demonstration of yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Tuesday, July 19

How to Sleep - 6 p.m.

Approximately 40 percent of the U.S. adult population has sleep difficulties and about 15 percent of those are serious and persistent. Learn from Wake Forest Baptist clinical psychologist William McCann, M.D., the factors that interfere with the natural sleep process and scientific approaches to improving both the quality and quantity of sleep.

Wednesday, July 20

Heart Images - 6:30 p.m.

Physicians use various cardiovascular imaging techniques to detect and diagnose heart diseases and conditions. Join Wake Forest Baptist’s Daniel Entrikin, M.D., assistant professor of radiology and cardiology, for an overview of some of the latest technology available at Wake Forest Baptist, the pros and cons of testing and what the results of each may mean. 

Thursday, July 21

Advance Directives - 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. Documents notarized free of charge.

Tuesday, July 26

Fibromyalgia: What We Know - 10 a.m.

Many myths, misunderstandings and mysteries surround the medical diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Join Wake Forest Baptist physician assistant Frank Caruso to learn the latest information on treatment and rehabilitation.           

Sleep Apnea: Are You at Risk? - 2 p.m.

Join Mitch Yochum from Wake Forest Baptist diagnostic neurology to learn common risk factors and when you should see a specialist.

Wednesday, July 27

Understanding Asperger Syndrome - 6:30 p.m.

Approximately one in 110 children are affected by an autism spectrum disorder. Join developmental pediatrician Kurt Klinepeter, M.D., from Brenner Children’s Hospital of Wake Forest Baptist to learn more about the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, treatment options and assistance programs.

Thursday, July 28

You Can’t Change Your Genetic Destiny … Or Can You? - 1 p.m.

Hear Floyd “Ski” Chilton, Ph.D., biochemist and nutrition researcher at Wake Forest School of Medicine, discuss his latest research on diet, weight loss, exercise and inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and psoriasis. Chilton is also the author of The Gene Smart Diet.       

Fresh from the Blender - 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join Chef Barry Moody in the BestHealth kitchen for healthy beverages to cool you off this summer.

Friday, July 29

Plantar Fasciitis - 1 p.m.

Join Wake Forest Baptist physical therapist Brad Fowler to hear about the diagnosis and treatment of plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain.

BestHealth offers fun summer programs for kids and families:

Wednesday, July 13 

Zumbatomic® Fitness Program for Kids         

10 to 10:30 am – For ages 4 to 7

11 to 11:30 am – For ages 8 to 12

Get ready to turn up the music and get into the Zumbatomic groove! Join certified Zumbatomic instructor Courtney Jackson for a 30-minute, high-octane workout designed to let kids max out on fun and fitness. Learn a new style of dance in a fun dance game format – and receive a prize for participating! Children should dress in light, comfortable clothing, wear sneakers or dance shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and registration is required. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall.

Wednesday, July 13

CPR for Family and Friends - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Would you like to brush up on your CPR skills? Maybe your teenager needs to learn CPR before babysitting this summer? If so, join us for this free course taught by a certified CPR instructor from Wake Forest Baptist. The class includes CPR for adults, children and infants. It cannot be taken for professional certification. Open to anyone 11 years of age and older. Space is limited and registration is required. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall.

Tuesday, July 19 

Kids in the Kitchen -2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Create fun, lasting memories by spending quality time with your kids in the kitchen. Join Chef Thomas Lantz for a fun, hands-on experience for parents and children and learn tips for kitchen safety from nurse Donna Joyner of Wake Forest Baptist and SafeKids Northwest Piedmont. This program is recommended for children ages 7 and older and their parents. Space is limited and registration is required. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall.

Wednesday, July 20

Be a Safe, Healthy Kid - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join staff from Wake Forest Baptist, BestHeath and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health in this interactive program that promotes health and safety in children. Kids learn about sun safety through the SunWise® program, proper hand washing using the GlitterBug® educational tool and important information about dental health and preventing cavities. General health, safety and nutrition information will be available to parents, while kids will enjoy fun games, crafts, trivia, prizes and a healthy snack. Appropriate for children ages 4 to 8 and their parents. Space is limited and registration is required. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall.

Support Groups

The following support groups meet at BestHealth in Hanes Mall, unless otherwise noted. For specific dates, times and other information and to register, call 336-713-BEST (2378) or visit WakeHealth.edu/besthealth.

Caregiver Support Group 

Cosponsored with Hospice and Palliative CareCenter.

Coping with the Death of a Spouse 

Cosponsored with Hospice and Palliative CareCenter.

Diabetes Support Group

Held in the education center at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center. 

Movement Disorders Caregiver Support Group 

Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health neuroscience services.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group 

Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health neuroscience services.

Piedmont Triad Psoriasis Support Group 

Affiliated with the National Psoriasis Foundation and Wake Forest Baptist Health dermatology.

Sleep Support Group

Cosponsored 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.


July BestHealth Events at Other Locations:

Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 20

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions, Winston-Salem - 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Wake Forest Baptist 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 required. Held at The Hawthorne Inn’s Poplar Room, 420 High St., Winston-Salem. Call 336-713-2378 to register.

Tuesday, July 19

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session, Lexington - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn from the experts of Wake Forest Baptist 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), Lexington. Call 336-713-2378 to register.

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