Keeping East Texans heart healthy

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches Healthy Coalition wants to make sure East Texans are a heart healthy.

Today the coalation along with the nutrition club of SFA hosted a heart health screening at Wal-Mart. They provided free blood pressure and glucose screenings ... And nutrition assessments to anyone who wanted to know how healthy their heart really is.

Kinnie Parker, the Program Coordinator at Nacogdoches Memorial told KTRE, "We wanted to come somewhere where we could get lots of people and to spread awareness of heart issues and signs of stroke and heart attacks and then knowing your numbers is important for prevention. If you know if you have high blood pressure or high blood sugar; if you're eating what you're supposed to eat, not smoking then you're living a heart healthy lifestyle."

You can still take advantage of the same services at Nacogdoches Medical Center the third Tuesday of every month.