Video: Conference aims to draw awareness about women’s heart health


SAYS THE HOME WILL SAVE THE FAMILY ABOUT $100 A MONTH ON THEIR UTILITY BILLS.>>THIS MOTHER’S DAY COMING UP ON SUNDAY, THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION IS ASKING YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOUR MOTHER’S HEART HEALTH. AND AS WELL, YOUR OWN. ON SATURDAY, THE ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING A WOMEN’S HEALTH CONFERENCE, IT’S CALLED VICENO ROJO IN HOPES. O’INCREASING AWARENESS. IT’S A WAY TO REMIND WOMEN TO GET SCREENED AND LOOK INTO THINGS THEY CAN AVOID TO STAY HEALTHY.>>MY DAD HAD A STROKE SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND I SEE THE IMPACT IT’S HAD, NOT JUST ON MY PARENTS, BUT OUR WHOLE FAMILY.>>Reporter: WHEN IT COMES TO HEART HEALTH, THE SUBJECT HITS CLOSE TO HOME.>>MY MOM RECOGNIZED SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS AS SOMETHING BEING WRONG, NOT NECESSARILY DIRECTLY, BUT KNOWING SOMETHING WAS WRONG, BUT SHE DID WHAT WE DON’T RECOMMEND, WHICH IS TO CALL ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER VERSUS CALLING 911.>>Reporter: LUCKILY, THE FAMILY GOT HELPED FAST ENOUGH AND NORA’S FATHER WAS ABLE TO RECOVER. BUT BY HER OWN EXPERIENCE WITH THE SCARE, SHE’S HOPING OTHERS WILL BE AWARE OF WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR SO THEY COULD ACT FAST AND SAVE THEIR LOVED ONE. SHE’S ALSO HOPING TO INCREASE AWARENESS THROUGH THE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE WHICH SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON THE ISSUES OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, ESPECIALLY HERE IN SAN ANTONIO.>>THE HISPANIC LATINO WOMEN HAVE A RISK AROUND LIFESTYLE ISSUES THAT BECOME RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, LIKE OBESITY AND DIABETES, LACK OF PHYSICAL INACTIVITY IN OUR DIET, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RATES, CHOLESTEROL RATES.>>Reporter: THE CONFERENCE INCLUDES FREE SCREENINGS, AS WELL AS A PHYSICAL ACTIVITY WORKSHOP THAT WILL GET PARTICIPANTS DANCING.>>SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WOMEN BECOME AWARE OF HOW IS THAT A RISK AND WHAT CAN I DO TO CHANGE THAT.>>Reporter: AND THAT CONFERENCE IS SET FOR THIS SATURDAY ON MAY 13th. YOU CAN CALL THE AMERICAN HEART

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