Updated: 7:40 AM 4/21/2014
BATON ROUGE - In Pt. 4 of John Pastorek's Reduce Your Risk series, he sits down with the CEO of Lane Regional Medical Center.
His message is not to ignore the symptoms of heart disease. He says he did, and it almost cost him his life. He's sharing his story to help others Reduce their Risk.
Check out the video for more information, and 2une In Wednesday for Pt. 5 of Reduce Your Risk.
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