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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases June Events

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Monday, June 3
Weight-loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Road, Greensboro.
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).

Tuesday, June 4
Preschool Aquatics I: Are We Ready?
10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Sticht Center Pool, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
For children ages 4 to 5. This class evaluates your child’s readiness for Preschool Aquatic Swim Classes. Fundamental skills will be evaluated through the use of enjoyable activities in the water. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, June 5
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).

Monday, June 10
When Allergies Attack
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist allergist Dr. Mark Dykewicz to learn more about nasal, sinus, asthma, insect and food allergies and how to control them. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, June 11
Introduction to Learn to Swim
10:15 to 10:45 am
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Sticht Center Pool, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
For children ages 5 to 9. This class evaluates your child’s readiness for the Learn to Swim Program by using activities in the water to demonstrate swimming and safety skills. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Dry Skin, Acne, Rosacea – Oh My!
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Skin problems are common in people of all ages. Acne is the most common, affecting 40 to 50 million Americans. Rosacea affects more than 16 million Americans and most don't know they have it. Join Wake Forest Baptist dermatologist Dr. Rita Pichardo-Geisinger to learn more about common skin conditions and how to treat or prevent them. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, June 12
12-Lead EKG Screening
2 to 8 p.m.
Held at Gateway YWCA, 1300 S. Main St., Winston-Salem.
Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, get your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG, and have a Forsyth County EMS paramedic review the results with you. Space is limited. 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-WAKE (9253).

Friday, June 14
Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy
2 to 3 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist primary care physician Dr. Shahla Namak to learn more about preparing for a healthy pregnancy, including supplements and immunizations. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, June 15
Grilling the Healthy Way
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road , Winston-Salem.
Join chef Barry Moody as he prepares healthy recipes for the grill. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, June 17
Paying Attention to Warning Signs
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 Wake Forest Baptist primary care physician Dr. Brenda Latham-Sadler to learn what symptoms should not be ignored when it comes to your health. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, June 18
Learn to Swim Level 2 Skills
10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Sticht Center Pool, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
For children ages 6 to 12. This class evaluates your child’s readiness for Level 2 by focusing on swim strokes and safety. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, June 19
Estate Planning Basics
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road , Winston-Salem.
Hear from attorney Mike Wells about estate planning in terms you can understand. Learn simple strategies to make the paperwork manageable and meaningful. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Thursday, June 20
Body Contouring: Revealing a New You
6 to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Suite 300, 1450 Professional Park Drive, Winston-Salem.
Are you exercising regularly and maintaining an ideal weight, yet unable to see results? Join Wake Forest Baptist plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa David for information about procedures that help those “hard to reach” areas. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Friday, June 21
BMI/ Waist-to-Hip Ratio Screening
2 to 5 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).

Tuesday, June 25
Swim Club Safety, Skills and Games
10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Sticht Center Pool, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem.
For children ages 4 to 12 who have attended one previous age-appropriate swim class in this month’s series. This class helps children become familiar with basic swim strokes and safety tips through games and fun activities in the water. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Learning to Live a More Positive Life
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 W. First St., Winston-Salem.
Thinking negatively can drag down our moods, our actions – even our health. Join Wake Forest Baptist psychologist Robert Rominger, PhD, to learn the basics of cognitive psychology and attribution theory, how individuals interpret events and how this relates to their thinking behavior. 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-WAKE (9253).

Saturday, June 29
Neuromuscular Weakness & Myasthenia Gravis: What You Need to Know
1 to 3 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
June is myasthenia gravis awareness month. Join Wake Forest Baptist neurologist Dr. Vanessa Baute and the Triad MG Support Group to learn about myasthenia gravis and how to live with it. Family members welcome; snacks and beverages provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Events provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center
Saturday, June 1
Men’s Health
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals to learn more about men’s health issues, including heart disease, blood pressure, prostate screening and more. Pre-registration not required; call 336-238-4589 for more information.

Thursday, June 13
Men’s Health
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center professionals to learn more about men’s health issues, including heart disease, blood pressure, prostate screening and more. Pre-registration not required; call 336-238-4589 for more information.

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

 
Wednesday, June 5
Secrets to Fueling Your Family
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Join a registered dietitian from Brenner Children’s Hospital to learn the basics of what and when to eat throughout the day to keep you and your family satisfied. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, June 18
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Held at William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Discover how to replace punishment with respectful and effective tools to help bring more joy into parenting. This month’s topic is family meetings. 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.

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