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1. LDL May Rise in Winter Months. LDL levels may increase during the winter months, according to the largest study to date to evaluate cholesterol levels by season.
2. HPS2-THRIVE May Signal the End for Niacin. Results from a landmark study of specially formulated niacin in 25,673 high-risk patients appears to have extinguished any clinical role for niacin to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in these patients.
3. Early End-of-Life Talk a Boon in Gyn Cancer. Early consultation for palliative care was associated with less aggressive care for patients with gynecologic cancers, as well as with lower overall and daily inpatient costs.