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Flash Flood Watch issued July 31 at 11:49PM PDT until August 01 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ON RECENT BURN AREAS FRIDAY... .BRIEF DOWNPOURS FROM ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING ACROSS AREAS THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED RECENT WILDFIRES. DEBRIS FLOWS AND RAPID RUNOFF WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT THREAT IN THIS CASE. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT FRIDAY

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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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