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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist August 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Ultimate Ab Workout
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth fitness instructor Courtney Jackson to strengthen the core of your body through abdominal exercises. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, Aug. 6
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 Road, 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Saturday, Aug. 9
Quick and Easy Low Sodium Meals
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, Cardiac Classroom, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to monitor your sodium intake. A low sodium diet means eating no more than 1,500 milligrams per day. Chef Betty Morton shows you how to prepare simple and tasty low sodium meals. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Tuesday, Aug. 12
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 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.

Held at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, Aug. 14
Estate Planning Basics
2 to 3 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) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Resistance Bands
4 to 5 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth fitness instructor Courtney Jackson to learn more on how to tone and strengthen your muscles through resistance bands. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
Blood Pressure Screening
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, Cardiac Classroom, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, Cardiac Classroom, 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 the documents notarized free of charge. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

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 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Bladder Health: Things You Need to Know
11 a.m. to Noon
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Urinary incontinence affects women and men of all ages. More than 80 percent of cases can be helped or cured. Learn about latest treatments and more from Wake Forest Baptist urologist Dr. Daniel Rukstalis. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Secrets to Fueling Your Family
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Join a Wake Forest Baptist registered dietitian from the Brenner FIT program to learn the basics of what and when to eat throughout the day to keep you and your family satisfied. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Friday, Aug. 22
BMI Screening
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Body mass index measurements are important tools to assess overall health risk. Come to this screening for free calculations and health information. Appointment required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Saturday, Aug. 23
Skin Cancer Basics
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. Rita Pichardo to learn more about skin cancer preventions and cures. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Monday, Aug. 25
Healing Touch
4 to 5 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist massage therapist Julie Jones for a hands-on course to learn the basic principles of energy-based therapy. We will explore the human energy system as it relates to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Learn specific techniques and applications of Healing Touch for your personal self-care and/or to use with your family. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
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 Road, 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, Aug. 28
Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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 registered nurse. Pre-registration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

How to Prevent Brain Injuries
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist occupational therapist Angela Moore to learn more about to define and identify signs and symptoms of sports concussions, traumatic brain injury and stroke.  We will also discuss how to prevent these from occurring. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

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

Tuesday, Aug. 5
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 6
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, Aug. 12
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, Aug. 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 bring more joy into parenting. Each month a different parenting topic is discussed. The topic this month: Routines. Classes are Positive Discipline-based and taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from the Brenner FIT program. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call (336) 713-BFIT (2348) or email dpratt@wakehealth.edu.

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