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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases January 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.

Monday, Jan. 6
Blood Pressure Screening
3:30 to 4:30 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.

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
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.
Controlling inflammation is key to controlling rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Join Wake Forest Baptist rheumatologist Dr. Kenneth O’Rourke to learn more about the risk, benefits and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, Jan. 7
CPR: Hands Only
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join certified CPR instructor and registered nurse Kathy Nelson to learn hands-only CPR for adults, children and infants. Cannot be taken for professional certification. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Vein, Vein, Go Away!
6 to 7 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, Jan. 8
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 336-716-6099.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
CPR: Hands Only
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza I, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join certified CPR instructor and registered nurse Kathy Nelson to learn hands-only CPR for adults, children and infants. Cannot be taken for professional certification. 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. 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, Jan. 15
Advance Directives
2 to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
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 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Varicose Vein Screening
2 to 5 p.m.

Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Clemmons, 2341 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons.
Join Dr. John Regan of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Vein Center for a free varicose and spider vein screening. To qualify, you must be age 65 or younger. Bring shorts to wear during the screening. Space is limited and appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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).

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Yoga
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Valerie Kiser with Sunrise Yoga for a fun and enjoyable yoga class, appropriate for beginners or experienced yoga enthusiasts, to practice yoga poses, breathing and relaxation. Wear comfortable clothes and supportive shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Bone Density Screening
1 to 4 p.m.
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).

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 336-716-6099.

Monday, Jan. 27
Blood Pressure Screening
4 to 5 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.

Line Dancing
5 to 6 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).

Wednesday, Jan. 29
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 336-716-6099.

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

Thursday, Jan. 9
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. Meal: Chicken Stir Fry. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Thursday, Jan. 16
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. Meal: Chicken Stir Fry. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, Jan. 21
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: Back Talk. 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.

Thursday, Jan. 30
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. Meal: Chicken Stir Fry. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.
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