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Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center Hopes To Inspire a New You in the New Year

 BestHealthSM, the community health and wellness program for Wake Forest Baptist Health, hopes to inspire Davidson County residents in 2015.

“New Year, New You’’ is a one-day event on Thursday, Jan. 22, that will offer health screenings, discussions with wellness providers and businesses, and raffle drawings for prizes. The goal is to get the men and women of Davidson County thinking about ways they can take better care of themselves in the new year.
“Having a chance to talk with doctors and retailers committed to healthier living and healthier products will set a tone for the new year,’’ said Bill James, president of Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center. “Getting healthy is about making choices and starting a conversation with people who can help you.’’

More than a twenty vendors, including physicians and local businesses, are signed on to take part in “New Year, New You,’’ which will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave., in Lexington.
Services provided by Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center include blood pressure  and glucose screenings, BMI evaluations and nutrition consultations. Participants can also learn more at the event about the services Lexington Medical Center offers, including cardiology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, botulinum toxin cosmetic procedures and women’s services.

Organizations taking part include the J. Smith Young YMCA, Habitat for Humanity and Davidson County Senior Services.

Among the retailers participating at “New Year, New You’’ are BAM Nutrition, Black Chicken Coffee, Rhythms Spa & Wellness, and Salty Dog Cruise and Travel Planners.

“`New Year, New You’ is a wonderful event for our uptown merchants,’’ said Rebekah McGee, executive director of the Uptown Merchants Association. “As a group, we know how important health and wellness is, and we are excited to be a part. We want to do all we can for the community by providing products and services that make people better and healthier in 2015.”

There is no cost to attend “New Year, New You”. Registration is not required, but highly encouraged and gets your name into the raffle drawing twice. Register online at

Who’s Your Hero? Let the World Know!
Nominations Requested for 2015 Salute to Heroes Celebration

Do you know a hero – a person who has saved a life, demonstrated extraordinary courage, or exemplifies outstanding humanitarian values? If so, please nominate that person for our Salute to Heroes program and help us honor our hometown heroes.         Hero nominees must live, work, or attend school in one of the following Piedmont Triad area 11 counties:

Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin.

The Salute to Heroes celebration will be held on May 18, 2015 at 3C Church (Christian City Church), 300 NC Highway 68 South, Greensboro.

Salute to Heroes will honor individuals from our military services – active duty and veterans, law enforcement, emergency services and fire services. In addition, citizen heroes and outstanding humanitarians will be honored.
Nominees must have performed a heroic or humanitarian deed within the time frame of December 2012 through December 2014 (with the exception of the military categories. There are no timeframe restrictions for either active duty or veteran military members.)

All nominations must be received by January 31, 2015. The on-line nomination form and additional information about Salute to Heroes can be found at
The Salute to Heroes Selection Committee will review the submissions and select the heroes from each category. The categories for awards can also be found on the website.

The Winston-Salem Journal and the News & Record are serving as print media sponsors. WXII News Channel 12 is the television sponsor for Salute to Heroes.

For additional information, please contact Jim Schrum, chairman of the marketing and public relations committee for Salute to Heroes at or 336-218-5955.