“I have colleagues who say cryptic things like, ‘The weather’s really nice in New Mexico right now. You should go check it out.’ Or, ‘I’ve heard traveling to Colorado is really nice this time of year.’ … Patients have to be well-educated enough to pick up on these hints, do their own research, and figure out what to do next.” NPR: 3 abortion bans in Texas leave doctors ‘talking in code’ to pregnant patients. Texas Hold ‘Em now refers to medical tips.