CommonHealth, 90.9 WBUR
April 30, 2012
I’ve never met him, but Dr. Bernard Lown is a hero in my family. About three decades ago, my father had some heart disease trouble, and was told he’d need open-heart surgery. Instead, he consulted with the Lown Center, named for its founder, the Nobel-peace-prize-winning physician Bernard Lown. Its less-scalpel-happy heart experts advised him to try lifestyle changes instead. A full generation later — and it’s quite literally a generation, because he has lived to enjoy much-loved grandchildren — my father is a Lown poster child, preternaturally young for his 85 years, eating (mostly) healthily and still working out every day. (Knock knock knock on wood.)
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