American Heart Association

Physician of the Year helps raise awareness about high blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When his dad was diagnosed with diabetes, Raymond Townsend got busy taking care of him – even though he was only 10 years old.

Townsend, already a science lover who had a chemistry set and dreams of someday inventing something important, was eager to help.

“It was […]

Longtime volunteer Mosca helped pioneer Go Red For Women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than three decades ago, Lori Mosca, M.D., was studying for board exams late one night when there was a knock on her bedroom door.

It was her dad. There was sweat on his sternum. His fists were clenched.

He told his daughter, a second-year medical student, […]

Dr. Willie Lawrence driven to make an impact on high blood pressure

 Dr. Willie E. Lawrence Jr. is surrounded every day by the potential impact of high blood pressure — the rampant suffering caused by heart disease and stroke.

But it’s not only because he is an interventional cardiologist in an underserved urban area of Kansas City; or because he mourns the […]