With this view of winterberry in the field behind my house -- on a sunny, warm and decidely not winter-like day in Boston -- I leave you for a blogging break through the New Year. Thanks for your loyal readership, and best wishes for a lovely holiday season for you, you families, and your friends. Let's also give thanks to our colleagues in the health professions, the most well intentioned people in the world, who devote their lives to alleviating human suffering caused by disease.
Stay tuned. Lots more to come in 2012!