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Smokeless In Seattle?

via Dominic Holden, The New York Times It was January of 1998 when a friend and I drove to a basement in South Seattle to set up a pot garden. We were terrified. If a police officer pulled us over, how would we explain these bags of rapid-bloom fertilizer — in winter? Still, we had … Continue reading

For Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress, Pain Killers Carry Risks

via James Dao, The New York Times Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to be prescribed opioid pain killers than other veterans with pain problems and more likely to use the opioids in risky ways, according to a study published Wednesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The study, published in the Journal of the American … Continue reading

Swearing To Relieve Pain

via Chicago Tribune Today the Tribune editorial page endorses swearing. Loudly. (We endorse swearing loudly, that is; our endorsement itself is sotto voce.) Oops. Sorry, we forgot to mention one condition: Go ahead and scream that curse … to relieve physical pain. British researchers report in the Journal of Pain (no, we didn’t make that … Continue reading


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