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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases October Events

Monday, October 3

Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment™
10 a.m. to Noon on Mondays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7
This free, six-week workshop is designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Get answers to questions about cancer survivorship from the physicians, nutritionists and fitness experts of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Snacks will be provided during each session. Held at BestHealth in Hanes Mall; space is limited. To register, call Teika Holloway at 336-713-6985.

Tuesday, October 4

CANCELLED:Life after Breast Cancer
2 p.m. While one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their life, the good news is the majority of breast cancer patients can be long-term survivors of the disease. Join Wake Forest Baptist Oncologist Julia Lawrence, D.O., to learn more about living a fulfilled life after breast cancer. 

Your Face, Only Better
6 p.m. Hear about non-surgical treatments to treat facial aging from Neal Goldman, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic facial rejuvenation surgery and Nicole Stowe, medical aesthetician.

Friday, October 7

Skin Care as We Age
11 a.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist’s Adele Clark, physician assistant in dermatology and director of the Clinical Studies Center and Aesthetician Patrice Shaw as they discuss skin changes and diseases that are common as we age. Learn about treatments, prevention and advanced ways to keep skin healthy.

FULL: Line Dancing for Exercise
3 p.m. Dancing is a great way to get in shape. Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a fun, aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. 

Saturday, October 8

Meatless Meals
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka on a journey of plant-based dining as she prepares familiar dishes without the meat.

Tuesday, October 11
CANCELLED: Uterine Fibroids: Treatment Options Besides Hysterectomy
6:30 p.m. Up to 50 percent of women have uterine fibroids by age 50. Most women are not aware that fibroids can be effectively treated without a hysterectomy. Join Wake Forest Baptist Radiologist Brian Kouri, M.D., to learn more about a less invasive treatment option called uterine fibroid embolization.

Wednesday, October 12

CANCELLED:Managing Asthma in Children
4 p.m. An average of one out of 10 school-age children now has asthma. The good news is asthma can be managed by controlling triggers and following a proper action plan. Jason Caldwell, D.O., allergist and immunologist with Wake Forest Baptist and Joel Hartman, D.O., allergy and immunology fellow, will offer excellent advice to parents.

Thursday, October 13

FULL:Yoga for Osteoporosis
10 a.m. Yoga has many health benefits and can be a great form of exercise for those with osteoporosis. Join Valerie Kiser from Sunrise Yoga Studio for a demonstration of yoga poses that can improve balance, core strength, flexibility and posture. 

FULL:Tai Chi to Improve Sleep
3 p.m. Learn from certified instructors Sandy Seeber and Alan Graham how the deep breathing and mind-body relaxation techniques of Tai Chi improve calmness and tranquility and may lead to better sleep.

Friday, October 14

Look Good, Feel Better
11 a.m. For women undergoing cancer treatment, this workshop will discuss ways to enhance appearance and feel better inside and out. Receive a free make-up kit valued at more than $150 for participating. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Tuesday, October 18  

CANCELLED:Freedom From Smoking®: A Tobacco Cessation Program
6:15 p.m. Ready to quit smoking for good? Join us for this six-week course held at BestHealth on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 7:15 pm beginning October 18. The course is taught by a certified smoking cessation facilitator from Wake Forest Baptist and will include valuable resources to help with the journey to become smoke free. The cost is $50 per person and payment is due by October 11. Space is limited. 

Thursday, October 20

Advance Directives
1 p.m. Learn how advance directives such as a living will and health care power of attorney can ensure thatend of life wishes will be met. Those who attend will have documents notarized free of charge.

Saturday, October 22

CANCELLED:Halloween Safety Event
11 a.m. to Noon Help kids stay safe while trick-or-treating this Halloween. Join Donna Joyner, Wake Forest Baptist Health registered nurse and Safe Kids Northwest Piedmont Coordinator, for important safety tips. Parents who attend will receive reflective safety stickers and bags for their children. Kids who attend will enjoy making posters that will be on display at BestHealth from October 24 through October 31. Call 336-713-2378 to register or to request additional information.

Monday, October 24

CANCELLED:Sciatica – Lumbar Radiculopathy
6:30 p.m. Sciatica, otherwise known as radiculopathy, is one of the most common forms of pain caused by compression of a spinal nerve in the low back. Join Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Ishaq Syed, M.D., to learn more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

Wednesday, October 26

Meet the Expert: Dr. K.C. Balaji Discusses Prostate Cancer
7 p.m. Join K.C. Balaji, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist urologist and prostate cancer expert, for an informal discussion and Q&A session about the latest in prostate cancer news.

Friday, October 28

Lunch & Learn: Screening Tests for Breast Cancer
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join Wake Forest Baptist Radiologist Wendell Myers, M.D. and staff from Wake Forest Baptist outpatient imaging to learn more about the different tests available to detect breast cancer and the importance of annual screening. Free boxed lunch provided. 

Saturday, October 29

FULL: Women’s Self-Defense
1:30 to 3 p.m. Join Coach Michael Joyce to learn the core principles in self-defense and exercises that will enable you to better handle a violent encounter. Recommended for women ages 16 and older.


Support Groups
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-BEST (2378) or visit WakeHealth.edu/besthealth.

Bariatric Surgery Patient Support Group
Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health bariatric surgery.

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 neurosciences.

NAF Ataxia Support Group
Sponsored by the National Ataxia Foundation.

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.


October Events at Other Locations

Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 19

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions, Winston-Salem
6 to 8 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, 420 High St., Winston-Salem.

Tuesday, October 18

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session, Lexington
5:30 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), Lexington.

Wednesday, October 26

Wrinkles Away
Noon Learn about non-surgical treatments to treat facial aging from Neal Goldman, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist surgeon specializing in cosmetic facial rejuvenation surgery and Nicole Stowe, medical aesthetician. Held at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 West Third Ave., Lexington. Lunch provided at a cost of $7, payable to the J. Smith Young YMCA. Registration is required by calling 336-238-4589.  

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