05/14/2012 03:53 pm ET Updated May 14, 2012

Medicare's New Approach To Obesity And Heart Disease

When patients with a history of multiple heart attacks or coronary artery bypass surgeries come to Silverton Hospital in Woodburn, Ore., staff members see that something beyond the usual drugs and medical procedures might be needed.

Yet that something, while perhaps unconventional, may not be as radical as one might expect, said emergency physician Frank Lord, MD. Just exercise, a low-fat vegetarian diet and stress management through group support, meditation — and yoga.

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