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Rep. Heck jumps into action on Vegas-bound flight

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Congressman Joe Heck (FOX5 file) Congressman Joe Heck (FOX5 file)

Once a doctor, always a doctor. Nevada Rep. Joe Heck is being recognized for jumping into action when a passenger fell ill on his latest flight back to Las Vegas from Washington, DC.

During the flight, a request for medical help was announced over the plane's intercom. Heck, an osteopathic physician and emergency medicine practitioner, responded.

Heck was led to the plane's galley, where a young woman was complaining of lightheadedness and was in fear of fainting.

Heck determined her condition did not pose a serious threat that would require an emergency landing. Heck monitored the woman's condition until the plane made a safe landing at McCarran Airport.

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