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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases August 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.

Wednesday, August 7
10 Things You Should Know about the Law
12 noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Hear from local attorney Mike Wells about things you should know about the law in terms you can understand. Learn simple strategies to make the paperwork manageable and meaningful. 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 Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health 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.

Thursday, August 8
Electroconvulsive Therapy: Treating Depression
12 noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health psychiatrist Dr. Predrag Gligorovic to learn more about the benefits and requirements of electroconvulsive therapy towards depression. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, August 13
The Ticking Time Bomb: Ways to Prevent Stroke
12 noon to 1 p.m.

Held on the fourth floor of Miller Plaza, 2200 Cloverdale Ave. (on the corner of Cloverdale Avenue and Miller Street), Winston-Salem.
Learn about new stroke treatments available at Wake Forest Baptist Health from Dr. Rashid Janjua, neurosurgeon and director of the endo/cerebrovascular and interventional stroke program. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, August 14
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 Health 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.

Saturday, August 17
What’s for Dinner?
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem.
Join Chef Betty Morton as she prepares easy healthy dinner meals. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, August 21
Preventing Pregnancy: Essure Procedure
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health gynecologist, Dr. Kimberly Zander as she discusses an option for hormone-free, surgery-free permanent contraception called Essure. It is a very effective method of preventing pregnancy, more so than traditional tubal ligation. This is an excellent option for busy women, whose families are complete. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.

Held at Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library, large meeting room, 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health 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.

Tuesday, August 27
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 Health surgeon Dr. 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, August 28
Bone Density Screening
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Held at the Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Imaging Center, 265 Executive Park Blvd., Winston-Salem.
If you have a family history of osteoporosis, join the staff from the Wake Forest Baptist Health Outpatient Imaging Center for a free bone density heel scan to assess your bone strength and further evaluate your risk for osteoporosis. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Events provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center

Saturday, August 3
Keeping your Kids Healthy and Safe
11 a.m. to 1 p.m
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Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington. Get information on immunization requirements, nutrition facts, car seat checks, and more, from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals. Free to Walmart visitors and shoppers in Lexington. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.

Thursday, August 8
Keeping your Kids Healthy and Safe
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Get information on immunization requirements, nutrition facts, car seat checks, and more, from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals. Free to Walmart visitors and shoppers in Lexington. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 336-238-4589.

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

Thursday, August 15
Secrets to Meal Planning
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Held at William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
This discussion-based class helps families learn the basics of what and when to eat, to keep your family satisfied. Join Brenner FIT dietitians for this interactive nutrition session, Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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