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BestHealth of Wake Forest Baptist Releases November Events

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Unless otherwise noted, BestHealth events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Nov. 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. 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, Nov. 6
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.
Dancing is a great way to get in shape. Join BestHealth group fitness instructor Courtney Jackson for a fun aerobic workout featuring popular line dances. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Friday, Nov. 8
Good-For-You: Selecting Groceries During the Holidays
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3372 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for a stroll through Lowes Foods and a fun lesson in how to make healthy choices for your holiday table. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

12-Lead EKG Screening
Noon to 6 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, come have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG and have a Davie County EMS paramedic review your results with you. Open to those who have not participated in a BestHealth EKG screening within the last six months. Space is limited. Appointment required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, Nov. 11
Resistance Bands: Full Body Workout
4 to 5 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 to learn how to tone and strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and burn fat using resistance bands. Dress comfortably and wear supportive athletic shoes. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Treating Depression with Electroconvulsive Therapy
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Wake Forest Baptist psychiatrist Dr. Predrag Gligorovic to learn more about the benefits and requirements of electroconvulsive therapy toward depression. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

12-Lead EKG Screening
2 to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
Do you have a family history of heart disease? Does your heart skip a beat? If so, come have your heart rhythm checked with a 12-lead EKG and have a Forsyth County EMS paramedic review your results with you. Open to those who have not participated in a BestHealth EKG screening within the last six months. Space is limited. An appointment is required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Free Blood Pressure Screening
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist registered nurse. Pre-registration is not required.

Heart-Healthy Meals
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Join Chef Betty Morton as she prepares great heart-healthy meals. Samples provided. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Good-For-You: Selecting Groceries During the Holidays
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 535 Nelson St., Kernersville.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for a stroll through Lowes Foods and a fun lesson in how to make healthy choices for your holiday table. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

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.

Friday, Nov. 15
Self Defense
11 a.m. to Noon
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).

Diverticulitis
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Plaza – Country Club, Diabetes Classroom, 4610 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem.
About 10 percent of Americans age 40 and older have diverticulitis, a condition that occurs when pouches in the large intestine becomes inflamed. Join Paula Stuart, physician assistant with Wake Forest Baptist Health Digestive Health Services, to learn more about this condition and the treatments. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Monday, Nov. 18
Diabetes-Friendly Food Shopping
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Held at Lowes Foods, 177 Lowes Foods Drive, Lewisville.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for a stroll through Lowes Foods and a fun lesson in how to make diabetes-friendly choices for every day, including holidays. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Treatment Options: Rotator Cuff
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Held at Miller Plaza, fourth floor, 2200 Cloverdale Ave. (corner of Miller Street), Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Freehill discusses the latest treatments and medical advances in the care of the rotator cuff. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Diabetes-Friendly Food Shopping
6 to 7:15 pm
Held at Lowes Foods, Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3372 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem.
Join Cindy Silver, registered dietitian with Lowes Foods, for a stroll through Lowes Foods and a fun lesson in how to make diabetes-friendly choices for every day, including holidays. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253). Email cindynutrition@lowesfoods.com with questions or for more information.

Weight-Loss Surgery Information Session
6 to 7:30 pm
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.

Friday, Nov. 22
Why Is My Hand Tingling?
Noon to 1 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Are your hands tingling? If so, join Wake Forest Baptist orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Zhongyu Li to learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment options. Pre-registration required; call 336-716-WAKE (9253).

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Free Blood Pressure Screening
1 to 2 p.m.
Held at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Medical Plaza 1, 313 Highway 801 North, Bermuda Run.
Receive a free blood pressure check from a Wake Forest Baptist Health registered nurse. Pre-registration is not required.

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).

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT, 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 the meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. You will also leave with many of the ingredients needed to re-create this meal at home. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT, 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 the meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. You will also leave with many of the ingredients needed to re-create this meal at home. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.  

Tuesday, Nov. 19
Learn to Cook a Balanced Meal
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT, 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 the meal meets Brenner FIT recommendations for a balanced plate. You will also leave with many of the ingredients needed to re-create this meal at home. Mature children welcome with parental supervision. Pre-registration required; call 336-713-2348 or email saebbers@wakehealth.edu.  

My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
6 to 7:15 p.m.
Held at Brenner FIT, 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: Arguing. 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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