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Winter Weather Advisory issued November 21 at 5:09AM PST until November 22 at 6:00AM PST by NWS

...HEAVY MOUNTAIN SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY... .A STRONG AND MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOW WILL GENERALLY BE A MOUNTAIN OCCURRENCE EXCEPT FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF A LINE FROM REPUBLIC TO WENATCHEE. COLD AIR WILL REMAIN TRAPPED IN THESE AREAS LEADING TO PRIMARILY A SNOW EVENT. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS OVER THE

Today

Hi34° Rain/Snow

Tonight

Lo34° Rain/Snow

Saturday

Hi45° Partly Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo33° Slight Chc Rain/Snow

Sunday

Hi43° Chance Rain/Snow

Sunday Night

Lo31° Slight Chc Showers

Monday

Hi41° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo32° Slight Chc Rain

Tuesday

Hi43° Chance Rain

Tuesday Night

Lo35° Chance Rain

Science, statin guidelines, syllogisms, and self-interest

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Three weeks ago, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for the prescribing of statin drugs.

This was not a response to a newly discovered tsunami of coronary heart disease or to some overwhelming summary report of new research. Statin drugs have been used for 30 years for their benefits for lowering cholesterol levels, thought to offer reduction of risk for heart attack and stroke. Statins will now be recommended for people who have a “7.5 percent risk of heart attack/stroke over the next 10 years.” Experts in the field quickly estimated that the number of persons for whom statins should now be recommended will be increased by nearly 70 percent.

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