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"My patients aren't fools"

Slow dancing: No music, no partnerSlow dancing: No music, no partner by brendan ó sé

So I'm a family doc and I've spent the last ten years doing addiction & HIV medicine out of a syringe exchange in a large city on the east coast. Fentanyl has been the predominant street-obtained opioid for several years here, often combined with xylazine ... Expect this to spread much more widely. A heartfelt and incisive comment, in which, point by point, Richard Saunders addresses the bleak situation surrounding the Fentanyl crisis.

12/16/22
by taz

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Sunflowers (1887) by Vincent Van Gogh. Original from the MET Museum. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.Sunflowers (1887) by Vincent Van Gogh. Original from the MET Museum. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel. by Free Public Domain Illustrations by rawpixel (cc by)

I study carbon cycling and other biogeochemical cycles as part of my job ... truly awesome comment from cubeb in the soup on Sunflowers protest thread.

10/17/22
by taz

Losing the Long Game

Cold Dawn, Warm WorldCold Dawn, Warm World by marktmcn (cc by)

For millennia, people of all different cultures have done things with unintended consequences that changed and sometimes ruined their environment, from over-hunting megafauna in the Americas to salination of ancient Sumerian irrigated fields to deforestation which led to disasters in 19th century northern China ... jb on the the climate crisis, with an historical view of human perception and the externalities leading to disastrous outcomes

05/23/22
by taz

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