September 10, 2013
Embassy Suites, La Vista
The American Heart Association expects record attendance Tuesday night at their Go Red for Women Expo in La Vista. Although more people are paying attention to heart disease, it remains the number one killer in Nebraska.
Organizers said their goal is to empower women to take charge of their health early. One way to do so, is in the kitchen.
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Many people add in exercise, but Omaha resident Lisa Bockman found out there is only so much a person can do. Bockman went into cardiac arrest at the age of 35.
"My weight was fine. My blood pressure was fine. We were healthy. We did everything as a family. We skied. We hiked. We loved to go bike riding. We were a healthy family. So it was just odd.. that this would happen."
Bockman's husband called 911, while her son ran to get a neighbor, who is a registered nurse. She recommends all women listen to their body and stop putting their own health on the back burner.
Bockman will share her story Tuesday night a the Go Red for Women Expo at the La Vista Embassy Suites.