The whole post is a good read, but the following caught my eye:
A reflection: Is our national medical obsession with chest pain a manifestation of our national anxiety and fear of uncertainty? Of our national terror of death, or our collective unease even in the face of relative security and prosperity? Is it because we’ve subsituted faith for pharmaceuticals?
My answer: yes. More specifically, we have substituted Science as the religion, humanity as supreme, and have found both sorely lacking.