Heart month sessions planned locally

Columbus Regional Health and WellConnect are planning a variety of activities during American Heart Month in February.

Health experts from nurses to pharmacists and a cardiologist from the health system will talk about heart health in a number of sessions.

Activities include:

  • Weekly one-on-one, question-and-answer sessions with Columbus Regional Health pharmacists and nurses. Visitors may come in and chat with an expert, whether the question is about medications, salt intake or heart disease risk factors. Pharmacists will be available from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 17 and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 24.  Nurses will be available from noon to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in February.
  • WellConnect will host two heart-related Lunch ‘n Learns with Columbus Regional Health physicians. From noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dr. Nandu Gourineni, a cardiologist, will present “Keeping Your Heart Healthy,” talking about hypertension and the impact of sodium on your diet. From noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, Dr. Sorin Pusca, a cardiothoracic surgeon, will present “Heart Surgery in Younger Adults.” Lunch is provided and registration is required for both sessions.
  • Various activities and displays are planned throughout February including children’s diets affecting their heart health, how to control risk factors for heart disease and how much sodium is in our diets today.

For more information or to register for the Lunch ‘n Learn sessions, contact WellConnect at 812-343-9840.