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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist March 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, March 4
Grocery Store Tour
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 258 NC Highway 801N, Advance.
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 336-713-BEST (2378). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Wednesday, March 5
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. Preregistration required; call 336-716-6099.

Friday, March 7
Resistance Bands: Full Body Workout
5 to 6 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 for a class that will teach you 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 336-713-BEST (2378).

Tuesday, March 11
Blood Pressure Screening
3 to 4 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.

Preventive Health Care
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Wake Forest Baptist physician Dr. Miranda Turner to learn more about women’s health and healthy guidelines to a healthier lifestyle. 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 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, March 12
Vein, Vein, Go Away!
6 to 7 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? Join Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. John Regan as he discusses new, less-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatment for varicose veins. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Thursday, March 13
Exercise to Keep Your Heart Healthy
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Wake Forest Baptist exercise specialist Jonathan Rifkin to learn how exercise can help keep your heart healthy. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Optimizing Nutrition for Your Golden Years
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 professor Denise Houston, Ph.D., RD, to learn what happens to the body as it ages. You’ll also learn how these changes affect your nutritional needs, what key nutrients you need for optimal health and how to get the most nutrients out of your calories. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Grocery Store Tour
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 2501 Lewisville Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
Join Cindy Silver, Lowes Foods registered dietitian, 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 336-713-BEST (2378). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Friday, March 14
Systemic Lupus: An Update
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 rheumatologist Dr. Nilamadhab Mishra for more information about the new treatments for lupus. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Wednesday, March 19
Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2311 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
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).

Varicose Vein Screening
4 to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
Join Wake Forest Baptist radiologist Dr. John Regan for a free varicose and spider vein screening. To qualify, you must be 65 or younger. Bring shorts to wear during the screening. Space is limited and an appointment is 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 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.

Saturday, March 22
Cholesterol-free Cuisine
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Chef Betty Morton shows you how to prepare cholesterol-free dishes that are quick and easy to prepare. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Wednesday, March 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. 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.

Friday, March 28
Body Sculpting
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 as she focuses on endurance and strength training using free weights and resistance bands. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

Monday, March 31
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.

Memory and Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not
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 geriatric research health educator Debbie Barr as she discusses the normal and abnormal course of memory, factors that increase risk for abnormal memory changes with aging and what may be done to combat those factors. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378).

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

Tuesday, March 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 into parenting. The topic this month: Mealtime Part Two. 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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