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Documentary that examines a non-surgical treatment for heart disease, which afflicts one-quarter of America's middle-aged population. Developed by pioneer cardiologist Dr. K. Lance Gould, the simple combination of exercise, stress reduction, low-fat diet and cholesterol-lowering drugs promises to eradicate the country's number one killer within the next 50 years. Yet the mainstream medical community, threatened with the loss of billions of dollars each year in surgical fees, prescribes the treatment only to a small number of patients. The program considers some of the difficult ethical questions that confront doctors, insurance companies and all those who depend on the medical industry.