Election results unsettling
Dear Editor,Well now wasn’t that a nice, smooooth election? Went off just like clockwork didn’t it? A little over half-almost a miracle. So-called values voters voting in four more years of maiming, killing and misbegotten war (better value choice to them than homosexuality I guess) presided over by an arrogant bullheaded little puppet who has allowed himself the delusion encouraged by his handlers that he’s the American King David and by an equally arrogant religious right that he might be heaven-sent.Evidently they haven’t read the Sermon on the Mount for one. What an obscene joke this “Christian nation must seem to any real followers of Jesus anywhere in the world. But, then as Cheney is fond of saying, “You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.” Well, Dick does that include war pigs? Here’s one for you, “Going into a barn doesn’t make you a cow anymore than going into a church makes you a Christian.” Isn’t there something also about “those who are devouring & destroying the earth?”Sharon RobynParachute Scanning technique safe, reliableDear Editor,The letter to the editor by Dr. Peter Schaiberger in the Post Independent (Nov. 10) questioning the value of “mass screening for vascular disease” needs some clarification.Presumably he is referring to Life-Line Screening, a commercial organization offering screening for major carotid artery blockage, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and peripheral vascular disease. This should not be confused with the carotid artery IMT test offered monthly at Glenwood Medical as part of our Heart Attack Prevention Program, as a less expensive, more convenient alternative to heart scans (EBCT) available in Denver. Both the EBCT and carotid IMT test are good ways to evaluate heart attack and stroke risk and are used throughout the country in heart attack/stroke prevention programs. In 2000 the American Heart Association Expert Panel stated that, “Carotid ultrasound imaging is a safe, non-invasive and relatively inexpensive means of assessing subclinical atherosclerosis. The technique is valid and reliable.” Sincerely,Greg Feinsinger, M.D.Peter Cohen, D.O.co-directors, GMA Heart Attack Prevention Program
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