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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist April Events

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Tuesday, April 8
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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, April 9
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd., 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.

Cooking Allergen Free
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Amy Hager, R.D. of Food Allergy Family of the Triad, and Chef Nikki Miller-Ka as they demonstrate how to prepare an allergen-friendly, nutrient-packed meal. They will show you how to recreate some of your favorite dishes free of common allergens such as gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nuts. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Friday, April 11
Zumba
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth-certified group fitness and 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 336-713-BEST (2378).

Monday, April 14
Top 5 Things Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About Getting Older
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Rd., Clemmons.
Aging is normal, but these are not! Join Wake Forest Baptist urogynecologist Dr. Candace Parker-Autry to learn more about the most common conditions that uniquely affect women as they age. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Tuesday, April 15
Blood Pressure Screening
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required.

Hip and Knee Arthritis: Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment
5 to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jason Lang as he discusses state-of-the-art treatment for hip and knee arthritis. Non-surgical and surgical options, including total joint replacement, will be covered. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Wednesday, April 16
Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and health care power of attorney, can ensure your wishes will be met. Have your documents notarized free of charge. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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, April 17
Advanced Technology for Cataract Surgery
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Keith Walter to learn more about Catalys® laser surgery, as well as the options for intra-ocular lens implants. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Friday, April 18
Gluten-free Dishes
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Do you have an allergy to gluten and don’t know what to cook? Let Chef Betty Morton help you add some tasty new recipes to your collection. Recipes and samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Wednesday, April 23
Line Dancing
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a fun aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. Dress comfortably and wear supportive shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Adolfo “Fuzz” Fernandez 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, April 24
A Woman’s Guide to Breast Health
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Jerry Long Family YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Rd., Clemmons.
Join Wake Forest Baptist obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. William Crone as he presents a brief overview of current recommendations for breast health and screening tests. This will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Friday, April 25
Heart - Health Screening
3 to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Learn your risk for heart disease with a simple finger stick and brief assessment. Get cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol) and glucose results in only five minutes. Fasting is not required. To qualify, you must be 18 or older. Appointment required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Monday, April 28
Hip and Knee Replacement
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
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 336-713-BEST (2378).

Tuesday, April 29
10 Tips to Get the Pounds Off
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest Baptist cardiologist Dr. Renato Santos will discuss weight loss by numbers, and learning easy ways to get the unwanted pounds off. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Wednesday, April 30
Bone Density Screening
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
If you have a family history of osteoporosis, join the staff from the Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging Center for a free bone density heel scan to assess your bone strength and further evaluate your risk for osteoporosis. Appointment required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Optimizing Nutrition for Your Golden Years
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., associate professor of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist, to learn more about what happens to the body with age and how these changes affect one’s nutritional needs, key nutrients for optimal health, and how to get the most nutrients out of your calories. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Blood Pressure Screening
4:15 to 5:15 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required.

Awesome Abs!
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., 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 336-713-BEST (2378).

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

Monday, April 14
Grocery Store Tour
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Held at Food Lion, 2530 Somerset Center Dr., Winston-Salem.
Do you wander around the supermarket wondering what is best for your family? Join the Brenner FIT dietitians for a personalized grocery store tour. Learn how to compare nutrition labels, watch for advertising tricks and discover cost-saving measures. Day care not available. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, April 15
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 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. The topic this month: Allowances. 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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