Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Staying cool

A summer heat wave has settled over Eugene. It's not often over 90 degrees here. Yesterday it reached 98. My office, however, is freezing, and the air conditioner won't listen to reason. Specialists have been consulted, and we tiptoe around them as they work. We aren't complaining...too much.

We worry about our patients during heat waves. Some psych meds can make patients particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses.

For anyone out there who is sweltering: here's some advice. And for inspiration, if not relief, here are some shots of the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival:

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