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BestHealth℠ of Wake Forest Baptist Releases March Events

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Inclement weather policy: If Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools are closed due to weather, BestHealth classes will be cancelled.

Monday, March 4
Meditation
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Meditation is the process of reducing the activity of the mind and body to create a deep sense of peace and wholeness. Join special guest Sarvasri, who has more than 41 years of experience teaching meditation, to learn more about different meditation techniques and methods. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, March 6
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Patient Education
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Miller Plaza, 4th floor, conference room C, 2200 Cloverdale Ave. (on the corner of Miller Street and Cloverdale Avenue), Winston-Salem.
If you or your loved one has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, join us for questions and answers with Wake Forest Baptist Health gastroenterologist Richard Bloomfeld, M.D. Meet others who have IBD and learn about current strategies to help manage it. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

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).


Monday, March 11
Weight Management
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Jamy Ard, M.D., co-director of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Weight Management Center, to learn more about controlling your weight. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, March 12
Self Defense
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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).


Wednesday, March 13
Acid Reflux
4 p.m. to 5 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 gastroenterologist Michael Fina, M.D., to learn more about symptoms such as heartburn, which are key to diagnosing acid reflux disease, especially if lifestyle changes or medication help reduce symptoms. Pre-registration required; call 336-716- WAKE (9253).

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).


Thursday, March 14
Colon Cancer: The Most Preventable Cancer of All
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest Baptist Health gastroenterologist Joel Bruggen, M.D., explains the steps to take to prevent colon cancer. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Wednesday, March 20
Hearing Screening
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at CompRehab Plaza, 131 Miller St., Winston-Salem.
This is a free, basic hearing test for individuals who have not been diagnosed with hearing loss and are not currently using a hearing aid. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health Hearing and Speech. Space is limited. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Monday, March 25
Lunchtime Express
Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Held at Gold’s Gym, 3300 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem.
Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a 30-minute, full body workout designed for anyone with a busy schedule. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Facts about Malignant Melanoma
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Held at Miller Plaza, 4th floor, conference room C, 2200 Cloverdale Ave. (on the corner of Miller Street and Cloverdale Avenue), Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist Health surgical oncologist John Stewart, M.D., to learn more about melanoma, the most life-threatening form of skin cancer. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).


Tuesday, March 26
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 Stephen McNatt, 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, March 27
Free Blood Pressure Screening
1 p.m. to 2 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 Health registered nurse. Pre-registration is not required.

Advance Directives
2 p.m. 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).


Friday, March 29
Help for a Leaky Bladder
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Urinary incontinence affects women and men of all ages. More than 80 percent of cases can be helped or cured. Learn more, including the latest treatments, from Wake Forest Baptist Health urologist Gopal Badlani, M.D. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Events provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center

Saturday, March 2
Kidney Health
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
What role do your kidneys play? How common is kidney disease and what are the symptoms? Join health care professionals from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center as they provide information and handouts to answer those questions and more. This event is free to visitors and shoppers at the Walmart in Lexington. Registration not required. For information, call 336-238-4589.


Wednesday, March 13
Lunch & Learn: Kidney Disease
Noon
Held at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 West 3rd Ave., Lexington.
Join Amret Hawfield, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist nephrologist and Lexington Dialysis Center medical director, to learn about the symptoms of kidney disease, who is at risk, and more. Cost for the event, including lunch, is $7.50 per person, payable to the YMCA. Registration is required; call 336-238-4589 or email mmcdade@wakehealth.edu. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center in cooperation with the J. Smith Young YMCA and the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce.


Thursday, March 14
Kidney Health
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Walmart, 160 Lowes Blvd., Lexington.
What role do your kidneys play? How common is kidney disease and what are the symptoms? Join health care professionals from Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center as they provide information and handouts to answer those questions and more. This event is free to visitors and shoppers at the Walmart in Lexington. Registration not required. For information, call 336-238-4589.


Saturday, March 23
Kidney Disease Screening
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center Outpatient Surgery, Lexington.
This free kidney disease screening is for adults ages 18 and older who have no prior kidney disease history. The screening includes a urinalysis, blood work and consultation with a physician. Results will be mailed to you. Registration is required; call 336-238-4589.


Wednesday, March 27
Lunch & Learn: From the Neck Up
Noon
Held at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 West 3rd Ave., Lexington.
Join otolaryngologist Brandon Chapman, M.D., of Lexington ENT/Head and Neck Surgery to learn about the latest techniques to diagnose and treat ear, nose and throat conditions. Dr. Chapman also specializes in head and neck surgery, including head and neck cancer, nasal and salivary disorders and thyroid surgery. Cost for the event, including lunch, is $7.50 per person, payable to the YMCA. Registration is required; call 336-238-4589 or email mmcdade@wakehealth.edu. Sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center in cooperation with the J. Smith Young YMCA and the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Events provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Health Primary Stroke Center

Wednesday, March 6
How to Decrease Your Risk of Having a Stroke
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Held at Bermuda Village Retirement Community, 142 Bermuda Village Drive, Advance.
Stroke ranks as the number four cause of death in the U.S. Each year, approximately 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. Join Wake Forest Baptist Health neurologist Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., and stroke program manager Rayetta Johnson to learn more about stroke prevention and care. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 336-716-3011.

Thursday, March 21
How to Recognize the Signs of Stroke
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Held at Brookridge Retirement Community, 1199 Hayes Forest Drive, Winston-Salem.
A stroke occurs every 45 seconds, and one out of five families will be affected by stroke this year. Learn more about the signs of stroke from Wake Forest Baptist Health stroke program manager Rayetta Johnson. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 336-716-3011.

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

Tuesday, March 19
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Held at William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Bring more joy into parenting by replacing punishment with respectful and effective tools. This class is taught by certified Positive Discipline parent educators from Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program. Each month a different parenting topic is discussed. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.


Wednesday, March 27
Secrets to Fueling Your Family
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Held at William G. White Jr. Family YMCA, West End Classroom, 775 West End Blvd., Winston-Salem.
Join registered dietitians from Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Brenner FIT program for this interactive nutrition class, and learn the basics of what and when to eat to keep your family satisfied. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

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