Preview: Rep. Leslie Combs wants to see improvement in state's health after her own health scare

06/16/2014 04:23 PM

After suffering a heart attack in May, Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville, says more needs to be done to improve the health of the state.

Combs said she believes some organizations in the state are beginning to step up and work to address health issues plaguing the state but there is still more to be done.

“Why did I have it? I haven’t had a bad annual, I get checked every year, all of my tests come back fine. So why did this happen to me?” Combs asked.

The eastern Kentucky legislator went on to emphasize there was no family history of heart problems and she did not smoke so there are other things that people need to be looking out for.

When talking about her region specifically, Combs said health concerns such as cancer and diabetes need to be closely monitored.

For much more of this interview including details of Rep. Comb’s heart attack and what she has taken away from the experience, watch Pure Politics Monday night on cn|2 at 7 and 11:30 ET

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