Much ado about Lt. Gen. John Mattis, a/k/a "Mad Dog Mattis," having said that "it's fun to shoot some people." Come on folks, the guy's name is Mad Dog, what do they expect? This one is a no brainer. I have no doubt that these are the kind of words that are the least of the crude, rude and tough as nails lingo used to psyche up our men and women about to risk their lives in a terror war. All Mad Dog was doing was repeating the kind of things that are used to exemplify how tough are military is. The criticism is childish.
"Women are less likely than men to receive recommendations from their doctors for preventive therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, aspirin therapy and cardiac rehabilitation to protect them against heart attacks and death, according to a study published in today's issue of Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association." There for the treatment gap.
"Men between the ages of 65 and 75 who are or have been smokers should have a one-time ultrasound to screen for abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Nearly 70 percent of men in this age group have smoked and would benefit from routine screening to check for aneurysms. The recommendation is published in the February 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine." There for the older guys.