Experts speak on maintaining a healthy heart, lifestyle

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February is American Heart Month and 9 On Your Side is working to raise awareness about heart health and heart disease prevention.

Every Thursday morning during the month of February, WNCT’s Maria Satira will interview a physician or a health professional with Vidant Medical Center on ways to live healthy to reduce heart disease risks.

The live interviews will air at 6:10 a.m. on February 7, February 14, February 21, and February 28 during 9 On Your Side Morning Edition.

This week, Maria welcomed Dr. Noel Peterson.

She is the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Services and Preventative Cardiology for the East Carolina Heart Institute and the Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Vidant Medical Center.

Vidant Health and the East Carolina Heart Institute invite community members across the East to join them for the annual Heart Truth Tour.

This year’s series is geared toward men and women.

Each event is free to attend and includes a healthy meal and take-home heart health kit.

Pre-registration is required.

Register at www.VidantHealth.com/TakeHeart  or call toll-free 855-MYVIDANT (855-698-4326).

The keynote speaker is the author and healthy lifestyle advocate, Joe Piscatella.

He’ll share helpful and inspiring insights about lifestyle changes that make a difference including stress management, exercise, and mindful eating. 

  • Vidant Healthplex-Wilson Luncheon:
    • Monday, February 25
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Wilson Country Club 
    • 4509 Country Club Dr., Wilson
  • Vidant Beaufort Hospital Dinner
    • Monday, February 25
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Washington Civic Center – 10 Gladden St., Washington
  • Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Dinner
    • Tuesday, February 26
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Greenville Convention Center – 303 Greenville Blvd. SW, Greenville 
  • Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Luncheon
    • Wednesday, February 27 
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    • Ahoskie Inn – 343 NC Hwy 561, Ahoskie 
  • The Outer Banks Hospital Dinner
    • Wednesday, February 27
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Jennette’s Pier – 7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
  • Vidant Chowan Hospital Luncheon 
    • Thursday, February 28 
    • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
    • Edenton United Methodist Church – 225 Virginia Road, Edenton 
  • Vidant Bertie Hospital Dinner 
    • Thursday, February 28 
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
    • Cashie Convention Center – 118 County Home Road, Windsor 
  • Vidant Duplin Hospital Luncheon
    • Friday, March 1
    • 10:00 am screenings 
    • Noon – 1:30 pm lunch
    • River Landing Clubhouse Ballroom – 120 Clubhouse Drive, Wallace

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