Should Cheney Slow Down?

Armchair cardiologists were everywhere last week. After Dick Cheney's second unplanned trip to the hospital in four months, the tabloids were full of anonymous quotations from "worried pals" who thought Cheney should cut back on his work load. Talk-show hosts repeated their physicians' advice to take it easy. Political types made book on who would replace Cheney if he bows out before George W. Bush runs for re-election, and syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington wondered if the Vice President was on some kind of "suicide mission."

All these hyperconfident opinions assume that stress is bad for your heart and that scaling back...

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