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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases December Events

Program: BestHealth programs are for adult audiences; children are welcome when noted in class description.

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Saturday, December 1
Free Blood Pressure Screening
11 a.m. to Noon
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join a Wake Forest Baptist Health registered nurse to get a free blood pressure check prior to the “Love Your Leftovers” cooking class.

Love Your Leftovers
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Chef Nikki Miller-Ka as she prepares easy meals from leftovers. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, December 3
Meditation: Giving and Receiving
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Darlene Pruitt, certified yoga instructor with Gold’s Gym, to learn more about the importance of taking time and giving ourselves permission to receive. Remember this season of giving. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Macular Degeneration
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health ophthalmologist Charles Richards, M.D., to learn the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for macular degeneration, a debilitating vision disorder that can affect anyone. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, December 4
Self-Defense
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Coach Michael Joyce to learn the core principles of self-defense and two exercises that can help you better handle a violent encounter. Recommended for females ages 16 and older. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Premium Cataract Surgery
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Besides being quick, painless and safe, modern cataract surgery now offers several options to help vision in all situations. No longer do you have to wear bifocals or even readers after surgery. Join Wake Forest Baptist Health ophthalmologist Keith Walter, M.D., to learn what’s best for you when it’s time for cataract surgery. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Held at Embassy Suites, 204 Centreport Drive, Greensboro.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health surgeon Myron Powell, M.D., 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-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, December 5
Current Treatment for Spinal Stenosis
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Downtown Health Plaza, 1200 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health orthopaedic surgeon John Birkedal, M.D., to learn the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and latest treatments for this spine condition. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Friday, December 7
Dry Eye Syndrome
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Learn about the risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatments of dry eye syndrome from Wake Forest Baptist Health ophthalmologist Amy Estes, M.D. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, December 11
Advice about Aging: Keep Moving
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health primary care physician Christopher Miles, M.D., to learn how exercise serves as a medicine for many conditions. Also learn why, how, when, and how much exercise is needed to stay young, healthy and feeling great. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, December 12
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. 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 Health surgeon “Fuzz” Fernandez, M.D., 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-WAKE (9253).


Saturday, December 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 Health ophthalmologist Brent Bond, M.D., provides a free glaucoma screening and offers information about proper eye care. Appointment required. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, December 17
Awesome Abs!
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth certified group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for an unbelievable abdominal workout. Dress comfortably and wear supportive shoes to participate. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, December 18
Current Concepts in Knee and Shoulder Surgery: Solving Big Problems with Little Incisions
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 Health orthopaedic surgeon John Hubbard, M.D., to learn more about how minimally invasive surgical techniques for common knee and shoulder problems allow for faster recovery and less discomfort. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, December 19
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 p.m. 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 Health surgeon Myron Powell, M.D., 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-WAKE (9253). 
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