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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases November Events

Program: BestHealth programs are for adult audiences; children are welcome when noted in class description.

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Thursday, Nov. 1
Heart-Health Screening
Noon to 5:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Learn your risk for heart disease with a simple finger stick and brief risk assessment. Get cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose results in only five minutes. Fasting is not required. Screening is for adults age 18 and older. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Saturday, Nov. 3
Quit Smoking
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Kicking the smoking habit is not easy, but it can be done. This free event includes information and handouts on the benefits of quitting smoking and methods of smoking cessation to help you quit for good. Provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center. Registration not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.

Traditional Holiday Cooking Made Healthy
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka as she prepares traditional holiday food made healthier. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, Nov. 5
Meditation
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Darlene Pruitt, certified yoga instructor at Gold’s Gym, to learn more about “The Awareness Approach,” a natural and scientific method for learning relaxation and meditation based on the book written by local artist Jacob Felder. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Nov. 7
Diabetes: Steps to Success
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health nutritionist Donna Kernodle to learn more about healthy eating, exercise, blood glucose monitoring and holiday tips for people with diabetes. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Thursday, Nov. 8
Free Blood Pressure Screening
11 a.m. to Noon
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist Health registered nurse before the podiatry seminar. Registration not required.

Don’t Ignore Foot Pain
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Many people stumble through life with foot problems that go unaddressed. Your aching feet are sending you a message. Join Wake Forest Baptist Health podiatric surgeon Robert Sprinkle, DPM, to learn more about foot problems and when it is time to see a podiatrist. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Quit Smoking
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Kicking the smoking habit is not easy, but it can be it can be done. This free event includes information and handouts on the benefits of quitting smoking and methods of smoking cessation to help you quit for good. Provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center. Registration not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.


Monday, Nov. 12
12-Lead EKG Screening
1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Held at Davie Education Center, 120 Kinderton Blvd., Advance.
Do you have a family history of heart disease or does your heart skip a beat? If so, have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG and review the results with a Davie County EMS paramedic. This event is free of charge. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Free Blood Pressure Screening
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Held at Davie Education Center, 120 Kinderton Blvd., Advance.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist Health nurse. Registration not required.

Understanding Hypertension
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Robinhood Road Family YMCA, Conference Room 1, 3474 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem.
High blood pressure increases your risk of stroke and heart disease. Join David Shelburne, M.D., of Wake Forest Baptist Health Family Medicine – Reynolda to learn how to treat blood pressure naturally through lifestyle modification. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health surgeon “Fuzz” Fernandez, M.D., to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Thursday, Nov. 15
The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at CompRehab Plaza, Conference Room 3, 131 Miller St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health physical therapist Scott Rytter as he discusses and demonstrates how specific exercises can help improve walking, balance, and general mobility in people with Parkinson's disease. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Friday, Nov. 16
Puberty: How Soon Is Too Soon?
11 a.m. to Noon
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health pediatrician Elizabeth Walsh, M.D., to learn more about normal puberty and when your child should be seen by a doctor for early puberty. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Saturday, Nov. 17
Stroke Screening
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Held at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington.
This free screening is open to people ages 40 to 70 with no prior stroke history. Performed by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center, the screening includes body mass index (BMI), blood work, blood pressure, carotid artery check and consultation with a health care professional. Space is limited and an appointment is required; call 336-238-4589 to schedule an appointment.

Countdown to Driving: A Course for Teens and Parents
Noon to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join us for a parent and teen talk to learn more about preparing teens for driving. With so much media attention on driver distractions and teens getting into accidents, parents should understand the importance of allowing teens to gain as much experience as possible behind the wheel. Join us for this two-hour workshop led by Wake Forest Baptist Health nurse and trauma/burn outreach coordinator Donna Joyner. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, Nov. 19
Zumba®
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join certified Zumba instructor Courtney Jackson for a demonstration of a high-intensity, high-energy fitness class like no other. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, Nov. 27
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health surgeon Stephen McNatt, M.D., to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Nov. 28
Advance Directives
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure your wishes will be met. Have the documents notarized free of charge. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Thursday, Nov. 29
ABCs of Diabetes
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health family medicine physician Stephanie Powers, M.D., to learn basic information about diabetes and how to best take care of yourself. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). 
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