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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist February 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.
Inclement weather policy: If Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools are closed due to weather, BestHealth classes will be cancelled.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
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.

Friday, Feb. 7
Cardio Blast
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Courtney Jackson, group fitness instructor, for a demonstration of advanced, high-impact exercises designed to raise your heart rate. Consult with a physician before participating if you have any illness or injuries. Dress appropriately and wear supportive athletic shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, Feb. 8
Fighting Colon Cancer with Your Fork
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Did you know that choices about what we eat and how much we move could prevent half of the cases of colorectal cancer that occur in the U.S. every year? Join Chef Betty Morton of Betty’s Good Cooking and dietitian Julie Lanford of Cancer Services for a fun and interactive session about good food and how it can help you reduce your risk for cancer. We will discuss some of the top cancer-fighting foods and let you taste just how delicious they can be! Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, Feb. 10
Women’s Heart Health
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Women’s Heart Health Outreach Coordinator Susan Butler, RN as she teaches women how to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Blood Pressure Screening
5 to 6 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Heart-Healthy Asian Cuisine
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Chef Betty Morton shows you how to prepare heart-healthy Asian dishes that are low in saturated fat. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Feb. 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. Myron Powell to learn about the weight-loss surgery process, including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Know Your Risk, Change Your History
5 to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Did you know that your family and personal health history affects your risk for colon and rectal cancer? Join Wake Forest Baptist surgeon Dr. Jaime Bohl and Lyn Wooten, MSN, for an educational and interactive session about your personal risk for colon and rectal cancer and how you can prevent it. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, Feb. 15
Glaucoma Screening
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest Baptist ophthalmologist Dr. Brent Bond provides a free glaucoma screening and offers information about proper eye care. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Feb. 19
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 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Awesome Abs!
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
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).

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 weight-loss surgery process including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Know Your Risk, Change Your History
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Did you know that your family and personal health history affect your risk for colon and rectal cancer? Join Dr. Jaime Bohl and Lyn Wooten, MSN for an educational and interactive session about your personal risk for colon and rectal cancer and how to prevent it. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Blood Pressure Screening
6:30 to 7:30 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.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Heart-Health Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Held at Jerry Long YMCA, 1150 S. Peace Haven Road, Clemmons.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Health Heart Center. Learn how knowing your numbers could potentially save your life, and get your heart healthy in the New Year. Appointment required for free screenings (space limited); call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Feb. 26
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 weight-loss surgery process including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitment and follow-up. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-6099.

Friday, Feb. 28
Resistance Bands: Full Body Workout
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson to learn how to tone and strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and burn fat using resistance bands. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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

Thursday, Feb. 13
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, Feb. 18
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 to parenting. The topic this month is Mealtime Part One. 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.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
FIT Meals
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
This is an in-depth combination nutrition/cooking class. If you have enjoyed our basic cooking classes and want to learn more about nutrition, sign up for the FIT Meals series. Each week, a different nutrition topic will be highlighted during the class discussion. Following our discussion, the group will prepare an easy, low-cost recipe. FIT meals is a five-week series; please sign up only if you are able to attend all sessions. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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