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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist May 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, May 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 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, May 7
Cardio Blast
4 to 5 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 a demonstration of advanced, high impact exercises designed to raise your heart rate. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, May 14
Resistance Bands Workout
5 to 6 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 to learn how to tone and strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and burn fat using resistance bands. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd., Greensboro.
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.

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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Saturday, May 17
Vegan Meals
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
It is possible to follow a healthy, well-balanced diet that excludes meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy, honey and gelatin? Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka to learn how to make the best vegan meals. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Monday, May 19
Food Allergies
5 to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Food allergies affect nearly everyone at some point. Research suggests that three percent of adults and six to eight percent of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to food. Join Wake Forest Baptist allergy specialist Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy to learn more. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Blood Pressure Screening
6 to 7 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. Preregistration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

Tuesday, May 20
The Ticking Time Bomb
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Learn about new stroke treatments available at Wake Forest Baptist from Dr. Rashid Janjua, neurosurgeon and director of the endo/cerebrovascular and interventional stroke program. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, May 21
Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., 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). Class provided by BestHealth.

Avoiding the Big One: Stroke Prevention
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 registered nurse Rayetta Johnson to learn about stroke prevention, the conditions of hypertension, diabetes and obesity that put individuals at risk for having a stroke. Come to identify the signs of a stroke and the lifesaving actions to take. 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 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. Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, May 22
Benefits of Aquatic Exercises and Therapy for all Ages
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist aquatic therapist Celia Dixon as she discusses the amazing benefits of exercising in the water. Learn more about individual aquatic therapy, the Arthritis Foundation and Ai Chi programs. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Wednesday, May 28
Women and Stroke
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Stroke kills twice as many women yearly as breast cancer does. Women may have unique stroke symptoms that are different from men. Learn from Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Cheryl Bushnell the signs, symptoms and outcomes of stroke in women and the importance of acting “F.A.S.T”. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

PAD Screening
5 to 8 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., Clemmons.
Join Wake Forest Baptist vascular and endovascular surgery for a 10-minute peripheral arterial disease (PAD) screening. The screening is painless, quick, and non-invasive. Appointment required (space is limited); call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Thursday, May 29
Low Back Pain
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., Clemmons.
Dr. Tadhg O’Gara of Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic services explains the causes, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatments for lower back pain. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Body Mass Index/ Waist-to-Hip Ratio Screening
3 to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference measurements are important tools used to assess overall health risk. Come for free calculations and health information. Appointment required; call 336-713- BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Friday, May 30
Epilepsy Treatment- Waiting on confirmation
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Epilepsy can make you feel like your world is constantly shifting beneath your feet. But the truth is that epilepsy does not have to rule your life. Even with the unpredictability of not knowing when a seizure will strike, there are resources that can help you and your loved ones navigate epilepsy. Join Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Gautam Popli as he walks you through treatment options. Pre-registration required; call 336-713- BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Peripheral Neuropathy: A Combination of Conditions
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Vanessa Baute to learn more about peripheral neuropathy, a multisystem condition that damages the peripheral nerves, which carry signals between the brain, muscles and skin. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-BEST (2378). Class provided by BestHealth.

Blood Pressure Screening
4:30 to 5:30 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. Preregistration not required. Class provided by BestHealth.

Zumba
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 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). Class provided by BestHealth.

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

Tuesday, May 20
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: Listening. 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, May 21
Picky Eaters
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.
Are you tired of fighting with your picky eater? Come join the dietitians and counselors of Brenner FIT as they help parents learn to heal the feeding relationship. This class is based on Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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