A Cardiac Crusader Heads For Main Street

Keeping up with Dr. Dean Ornish, heart doctor and best-selling author, is a little like following around a pro football team. From Denver to San Francisco, New York to Omaha, he crisscrosses the U.S. pushing his program for improving health and reversing heart disease by persuading Americans to give up the high-fat, tobacco-puffing, stress-filled lifestyle many lead. His own pace is frenetic: One day, a Cable News Network crew clogs his Sausalito (Calif.) office. On another, he greets a standing-room crowd at New York's Museum of Natural History. Still another finds Ornish advising Hillary Rodham Clinton's health-care task force.

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