NPR: A Permanent Home That Allows Drinking Helps... →
score one for the harm reduction folks! a study of a unique home in seattle that allows alcohol (most homeless shelters and halfway houses are strictly dry) showed that residents actually decreased their alcohol consumption by about 25% over the course of two years. you could extrapolate from these data that finding homeless alcoholics stable housing and more realistic and up-front guidelines can...
One Year Without Polio in India →
pocketglobalhealth: Link above to Reuters… Despite problems in Afghanistan, India has marked a significant milestone in their anti-polio campaign… one year without a documented case. 2 of the 3 remaining polio endemic countries in the world however, are nearby: Pakistan and Afghanistan. India will have to remain vigilant in surveillance and vaccination to prevent re-importing the disease.
blue man group::rods and cones today’s...
neurosurgery is like a slot machine; you win just enough to keep on...– lecture gem.
The patient is not a dirty window through which the physician views a disease– donald ransom, phd.
Looks like neurosyphilis is winning. Yaaaaayyyy.– Monotone lecture gem of the day.
Humble living does not diminish. It fills. Going back to a simpler self gives...– Rumi (via konagrown)
a midnight kiss in the hospital was fitting for kicking off 2012. the year of the boards and the wards. (no worries, everyone is okay- just my boyfriend’s overzealous dance move causing a laceration requiring my friend to need stitches. i’ve seen worse drunken injuries- here’s looking at you, alpha chi omega tacky 80s prom 2007.) so anyway. apparently next year will come the...