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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases December 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, Dec. 3
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-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Dec. 4
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 Road, Winston-Salem.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration not required.

Zumba
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 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 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, Dec. 9
Blood Pressure Screening
3 to 4 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.

Treatments and Overall Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4 to 5 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza 1, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Controlling inflammation is a key to controlling rheumatoid arthritis. Join Wake Forest Baptist rheumatologist Dr. Dennis Ang to learn more about the risks, benefits and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, Dec. 10
Treating Prostate Cancer: More than Just Surgery
Noon to 1 p.m.

Held at Piedmont Plaza 1, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
There are many controversies around prostate cancer screening and management. Join Wake Forest Baptist radiation oncologist Dr. Bart Frizzell as he discusses options other than surgery that are effective for prostate cancer, and how each man can determine his personal plan. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Smoking-related Tumors: Head, Neck and Lungs
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Smoking, particularly cigarettes, is by far the main contributor to lung cancer. Smoking accounts for 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Join Wake Forest Baptist oncologist Dr. Marcelo Bonomi to learn more about the risk factors, including tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, UV light and much more. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Dec. 11
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-WAKE (9253).

Friday, Dec. 13
BMI/ Waist-to-Hip Ratio Screening
Noon to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
BMI (body mass index) and waist circumference measurements are important tools used to assess overall health risk. Come to this screening for free calculations and health information. Space is limited. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Could I Have Lupus?
4 to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 1.5 to 2 million Americans have some form of lupus. Join Wake Forest Baptist rheumatologist Dr. Nkechinyere Emejuaiwe to learn more about symptoms, risk factors and treatment. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, Dec. 14
Vegetable Medley
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 a holiday vegetable medley. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Vein, Vein, Go Away!
4 to 5 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 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Line Dancing
2 to 3 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 fun aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. Dress comfortably and wear supportive shoes to participate. 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 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-WAKE (9253).

Thursday, Dec. 19
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
2 to 6 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the aorta that is frequently asymptomatic and can go undiagnosed. Aneurysm screening is recommended if you have a history of smoking and are 65 or older, or if you have a family member who has had an aortic aneurysm. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm is a simple, painless test that uses ultrasound to look at your abdominal arteries. Join Wake Forest Baptist vascular and endovascular specialist Dr. Nitin Garg for this screening. Space is limited. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Holiday Open House
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this special celebration, a variety of our favorite holiday recipes will be featured for you to sample.

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT in the William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
During this hands-on cooking class, your family will prepare a balanced meal and learn how your meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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