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4th Annual Heart Expo

February 09, 2012 posted by Carissa D. Etters

INFORMATION: The East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center presents the 4th Annual Heart Expo to educate the people of eastern North Carolina about the risks and dangers of heart disease. The event is free and is open to men, women, and children.

Guests can: 
• Have their heart risk profile assessed; registration required 
• Attend your choice of brief talks by heart and vascular specialists, with time for your questions 
• View exhibits and demonstrations, including a “Cook with Heart” cooking demonstration 
• Hands-on nutrition, exercise and heart healthy children’s activities, including a bounce house

To register for a free screening including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and blood sugar, call 1-866-705-3244 or visit Appointments are required.

Heart health seminars will focus on a variety of topics from childhood obesity to heart health implications for men.

The East Carolina Heart Institute’s activities are in partnership with The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease. The campaign is sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with: The American Heart Association; Office on Women's Health, DHHS; WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease; and other groups committed to the health and well-being of women.

Media interested in covering the event should contact Carissa Etters at 252-320-2779.

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