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Wake Forest Baptist’s BestHealth Releases March Events Calendar

Wednesday, March 2

Massage for Heart Health

6:30 p.m. Research shows that massage can lower heart rate, relieve stress and improve blood circulation. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center licensed massage therapist Jennifer Barker to learn the benefits of massage therapy for your heart. 

Thursday, March 3

Eating for Heart Health: Beyond Fat and Cholesterol

2 p.m. Join registered dietitian Julie Ellis from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Heart Center as she reviews nutrition basics for a heart-smart diet.

Friday, March 4

Arthritis and Physical Therapy

2 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center physical therapist Laura McKenzie to learn the benefits of physical therapy for people suffering from arthritis.

Saturday, March 5

Healthy Cooking for Busy Singles

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. You’re busy, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise

your meals. Chef Betty Morton shares tips for simple, healthy recipes.

Monday, March 7

Movement Disorders Caregiver Support Group

1 p.m. This new group session offers support and information to caregivers and family members of people who have movement disorders. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Neurosciences.

Wednesday, March 9

What’s that Ringing in My Ears?

2 p.m. Do you hear ringing, buzzing or “crickets” in your ears? This is a condition called tinnitus. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center audiologist Janet Blank to learn the causes of ear sounds, when to consult a physician, and strategies for symptom relief.

Thursday, March 10

12-Lead EKG Screening

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG and the results reviewed by a Forsyth County EMS paramedic. Appointment required. Sponsored by Forsyth County EMS and the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Heart Center.

Tuesday, March 15

Diabetes Control for a Healthy Heart

3 p.m. Join nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator Sonya Jeffries of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Diabetes Care Center to learn how important it is to control diabetes and maintain a healthy heart.  

Thursday, March 17

What You Need to Know about Deep Vein Thrombosis

11 a.m. Dr. Pavel Levy of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery discusses the causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) as well as the complications and life-long implications for those experiencing DVT. 

Tuesday, March 22

Meet the Expert: Dr. K.C. Balaji Discusses Prostate Cancer

6:30 p.m. Join Dr. K.C. Balaji, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center urologist and prostate cancer expert, for an informal discussion and Q&A session on prostate cancer. This forum provides education for men who have prostate cancer as well as their families and anyone interested in learning the latest about prostate cancer screening and treatment. “Meet the Expert” seminars are held at BestHealth the fourth Tuesday of each month through June.

Wednesday, March 23

Stroke Caregiver Series

4 p.m. According to the National Stroke Association, more than six million people in the U.S. have survived a stroke, affecting four out of five American families. Caring for a person who has had a stroke can be stressful. Support is an important way for caregivers to deal with their concerns and questions. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center stroke program manager and registered nurse Rayetta Johnson leads a six-part series providing support and information to caregivers about post-stroke lifestyle. The series is held at BestHealth the fourth Wednesday of each month through July. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Thursday, March 24

Advance Directives

6 p.m. Learn how advance directives, such as a living will and healthcare power of attorney, can ensure that your wishes will be met. Documents notarized free of charge.

Tuesday, March 29

It’s Your Heart: Lifestyle Tips for the “Superwoman”

6 p.m. Could decreasing your stress make you healthier?Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center women’s heart health coordinator Susan Butler, RN, shares how psychological stress plays a role in the development of heart disease, and provides tips on avoiding the pressure to be “superwoman.”

Thursday, March 31

Increasing Your Fertility, Naturally

6 p.m. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center fertility specialist Dr. Tamer Yalcinkaya gives tips on what you can do to boost your chances of getting pregnant, and explains the latest infertility treatments available at the Center for Reproductive Medicine.

Other Locations

Thursday, March 3

12-Lead EKG Screening

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat?  If so, have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG and the results reviewed by a Davie County EMS paramedic. Appointment required. Sponsored by Davie County EMS, Davidson Community College and the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Heart Center. Held at the Davie Education Center, 120 Kinderton Blvd., Advance. 

Wednesday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 22

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Sessions

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center surgeons Dr. “Fuzz” Fernandez and Dr. Stephen McNatt to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitments and follow up. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required by calling 336-713-2378. Held at The Hawthorne Inn’s Poplar Room, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem.

Saturday, March 12

Varicose Vein Screening

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center interventional radiologists Dr. Brian Kouri and Dr. John Regan for a free varicose vein screening. Held at the Outpatient Center, Lexington Memorial Hospital, Emergency Drive, Lexington. An appointment is required by calling336-238-4589.

Tuesday, March 15

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session, Lexington

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center surgeons Dr. “Fuzz” Fernandez and Dr. Stephen McNatt to learn about the process for weight-loss surgery including evaluation, risks and benefits, nutritional needs, exercise commitments and follow up. Seats are limited and pre-registration is required by calling 336-713-2378. Held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Vineyards, 351 Vineyards Crossing, Lexington (at the intersection of Highways 52 and 64).

Wednesday, March 30

Lunch & Learn: Kidney Health

Noon  What do the kidneys do? How common is kidney disease and what are the symptoms? What tests should my doctor order to screen me for kidney problems? Join Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center nephrologist Dr. John DePalmato learn the answers to these questions and more. Held at the Lexington YMCA, 119 West 3rd Avenue, Lexington. Cost of lunch is $7.00. Registration is required by calling 336-238-4213. 

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