Medicine: The Best Medicine

No matter how many miracles doctors perform, coronary disease will never be brought under control unless the public pitches in. Says Cardiologist James Schoenberger, professor of preventive medicine at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center: "We can't solve the problem with beta or calcium blockers, heart transplants, coronary bypasses or other forms of palliative medicine. The only solution is prevention." Easier said than done. Doctors disagree about the best way to go about it. Also, prevention requires the self-discipline to break some bad habits.

Over the years studies of large groups of people have identified several factors associated with an increased risk of...

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