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Winters doctors dispense prescriptions for exercise and diet
Sacramento Bee

The folks at Winters Healthcare say they have an Rx for well-being.

In the past year, doctors at the clinic in the Yolo County town of 7,000 have been handing out prescriptions for exercise and nutrition classes to patients suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and other ailments.

It’s a new use for the venerable Rx pad, long a symbol of a physician’s authority to prescribe medications.