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Wellness programs & services

Forsyth Medical Center Services Wellness programs & services

Enhance your quality of life with education and wellness programs

At Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center and the Novant Health Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center, we offer a broad range of wellness services to improve your health and well-being. Our staff of healthcare professionals will work closely with you to create a personalized wellness program that can help ensure you live a healthy and active life.

For more information about our wellness programs and services, call

336-277-1880

We offer free community education programs based on many health-related topics, including:

  • Breast health
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Neurological health
  • Nutrition
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine
  • Stroke prevention
  • Vascular health
  • Women’s health

Lifestyle modification programs

Our wellness center can also help you improve your well-being and reduce your risk of disease and illness. Our state-of-the-art facility provides access to health risk assessments, biometric and preventative screenings and a wellness gym. We also offer on-site lifestyle modification programs, including:

  • Weight management: Get the information, tools, support and guidance you need to reduce body weight, improve overall health and create a new, healthy lifestyle.
  • Stress management: Identify the warning signs and symptoms of stress, the effects of stress on health, relaxation exercises and techniques to reduce stress.
  • Smoking cessation: Help identity triggers for smoking, evaluate your readiness to quit while and take advantage of the best techniques to maximize success.

KidSmart®

As parents, we are all concerned about our child's health. Today's fast-paced lifestyle makes it harder than ever to ensure that our kids get the nutrition and exercise they need.

KidSmart® is a program of the Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center. The program's goal is to help children and their families learn about making healthy food and lifestyle choices in a fun way.

Did you know that:

  • One out of every five children in the U.S. today is overweight.
  • That includes more than 10% of children ages 2-5 and more than 15% of children ages 6-9.
  • In the past 30 years, the percentage of overweight kids in the U.S. has more than doubled.

These statistics are even more startling when we look beyond childhood:

  • Kids who are overweight have a 70% probability of being overweight or even obese as adults.
  • That likelihood increases to 80% if one or both parents are overweight or obese.

We invite you to explore the KidSmart website, which has helpful hints and tools for parents. And we encourage your kids to visit the kids section of the site, too.

KidSmart articles

KidSmart articles are produced throughout the year by the Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center. Topics include healthy eating and nutrition, weight management and positive body image, and a variety of other issues that are important for women and their families. The articles can be great resources to share with teachers, play groups, kid's camps, sports clubs and other places where parents gather.

To view the articles, you will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer. If you do not have a PDF reader, you can download one for free.

Articles:

KidSmart® handout 5210 Health Tracker (PDF)
KidSmart® handout Healthy Habits Chart (PDF)
KidSmart® handout Lunchtime Sample Menu (PDF)
KidSmart® handout Weekly Menu Planning (PDF)

Women with disabilities

The Maya Angelou Women's Health & Wellness Center handles the care of women with disabilities to meet their needs for accessibility just like every woman we treat. Appointments, screenings and exams are available with specially designed equipment for ease of access, and no woman is declined treatment due to a disability. We recognize that every person is different, each is shaped by unique life experiences and abilities and each deserves the same quality of care.