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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases September Events

Visit www.wakehealth.edu/besthealth for class listings and to register online.
Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 6
Line Dancing
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.
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. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, September 9
Hip and Knee Replacement
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run, Medical Plaza 1, 313 NC Hwy 801 North.
Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John Shields describes modern medical treatments for damaged hips and knees, including hip replacement, which allows for preservation of more bone mass. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, September 10
Elder Law/Medicaid Planning
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Local attorney Mike Wells explains elder law and Medicaid 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, September 11
Heart-Health Screening
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run, Medical Plaza 1, 313 NC Hwy 801 North.
Learn your risk for heart disease with a simple finger stick and a brief risk assessment. Get cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose results in only five minutes. Fasting is not required. To qualify, you must be age 18 or older and have not participated in a BestHealth screening in the past three months. Appointment 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 surgeon Dr. Myron Powell 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 336-716-6099.

Thursday, September 12
Grocery Store Tour: Healthy Gluten-Free Choices
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 3372 Robinhood Road, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for an educational grocery store tour focusing on gluten-free foods. Learn how to read labels, make healthy gluten-free choices and more. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Friday, September 13
Are You Concerned about Your Blood Pressure?
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Sticht Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
Join geriatric specialist Dr. Julie Williams to learn more about understanding and controlling your blood pressure. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, September 18
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library, large meeting room, 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Myron Powell 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 336-716-6099.

Thursday, September 19
Balance Screening
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Sticht Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
Have your balance checked in this free screening by Wake Forest Baptist physical therapists, and get tips for making improvements. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, September 23
Grocery Store Tour: Healthy Choices
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 3372 Robinhood Road, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for an educational grocery store tour featuring foods and beverages that are delicious and nutritious. Learn how to make healthy food choices, use free resources and more. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Tuesday, September 24
Skin Care at Any Age
12 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 dermatologist Dr. Sarah Taylor as she discusses skin changes and diseases that are common at any age. Learn about treatments, prevention and ways to keep your skin healthy. 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 surgeon Dr. Stephen McNatt 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 336-716-6099.

Wednesday, September 25
Acid Reflux and Other Digestive Disorders
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Fina to learn more about symptoms such as heartburn, which are key to diagnosing acid reflux disease, especially if lifestyle changes or medication help reduce symptoms. Pre-registration required; call 336-716- WAKE (9253).

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).

Events provided by Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program

Tuesday, September 17
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Discover how to replace punishment with respectful and effective tools to help bring more joy into parenting. This month’s topic is “Routines.” Classes are taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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