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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases January Events

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Inclement weather policy: If Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are closed due to weather, BestHealth classes will be cancelled.


Wednesday, Jan. 2
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).


Saturday, Jan. 5
Get Lean for 2013
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Are you thinking about losing weight or beginning an exercise program in 2013? Visitors and shoppers at Walmart in Lexington can visit with staff from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center and receive helpful nutrition and fitness tips to get started. Registration is not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.


Monday, Jan. 7
Meditation
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Darlene Pruitt’s special guest, Sarvasri, to focus on the art and ancient wisdom of meditation from around the world. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Jan. 9
Vein, Vein, Go Away!
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Looking for a way to hide unsightly, bulging veins without extreme pain and discomfort? Wake Forest Baptist Health interventional radiologist John Regan, M.D., discusses new, less invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatment for varicose veins. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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 Myron Powell, 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, Jan. 10
Get Lean for 2013
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Are you thinking about losing weight or beginning an exercise program in 2013? Visitors and shoppers at Walmart in Lexington can visit with staff from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center to receive helpful nutrition and fitness tips to get started. Registration is not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.


Friday, Jan. 11
Massage Technique for Stress
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Research shows that massage can lower heart rate, relieve stress and improve blood circulation. Join Wake Forest Baptist Health licensed massage therapist Jennifer Barker to learn the benefits of massage therapy for your heart. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, Jan. 14
Yoga
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Sunrise Yoga Studio, 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Court, Clemmons.
Join Valerie Kiser of Sunrise Yoga Studio for a demonstration of yoga poses that can improve core strength, flexibility and posture. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Healing Touch
5 p.m. to 6 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 registered nurse Julie Jones to learn more about Healing Touch, including understanding the science and the benefits. Experience energy with a demonstration of an energy ball. Learn two techniques to use for self-care or caring for others and experience a brief Healing Touch session. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, Jan. 15
Estate Planning Basics
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Hear from local attorney Mike Wells about estate planning in terms you can understand. Learn simple strategies to make the paperwork manageable and meaningful. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Jan. 16
Smoking Cessation Overview
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Would you like to give up smoking for good? Join certified smoking cessation facilitator Chandra Parker for this free preview of the Smoking Cessation course, and find out if you’re ready to quit. The full course begins Jan. 23 and runs for six consecutive weeks from noon to 1 p.m.; cost is $40. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Hearing Screening
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller Street, Winston-Salem.
This is a free, basic hearing test for individuals who have not been diagnosed with hearing loss and are not currently using a hearing aid. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Hearing and Speech. Space is limited and an appointment is required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Friday, Jan. 18
Is My Thyroid Working?
3 p.m. to 4 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 endocrinologist Cynthia Burns, M.D., as she discusses the diagnosis and treatment for thyroid disease. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, Jan. 22
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).


Wednesdays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 27
Smoking Cessation: A Six-Week Program
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Would you like to give up smoking for good? Join Chandra Parker, certified smoking cessation facilitator with Wake Forest Baptist Health, for this six-week “Freedom from Smoking” program. Cost is $40 per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Jan. 23
Lunch & Learn: Get Fit with Passion
Noon
Held at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave., Lexington.
Are losing weight and eating more healthily at the top of your list for 2013? If so, join certified personal trainer Emily Parsons and registered dietitian Aries Johnson to jump start your plan for a healthier life. Cost is $7.00, which includes lunch. This event is part of the Healthier Lexington Initiative of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center in cooperation with the J. Smith Young YMCA and the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce. Pre-registration required; call 336-238-4589.

Advance Directives
2 p.m. to 4 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).

Athletic Footwear Screening
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Have your foot type evaluated by a physical therapist from Wake Forest Baptist Health Sports Medicine and get recommendations for the appropriate walking or running shoe. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Thursday, Jan. 24
Varicose Vein Screening
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
If you’re age 65 or younger, join John Regan, M.D., for a free varicose and spider vein screening. Bring a pair of shorts to wear during the screening. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Friday, Jan. 25
The 4 Principles of Healthy Living
5 p.m. to 6 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 general internist Ray Morrow, M.D., to learn four important health habits that can help you live a longer, healthier, more productive life. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, Jan. 28
Awesome Abs!
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth certified group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for an unbelievable abdominal workout. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, Jan. 30
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 Myron Powell, 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). 
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