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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XLIII, Number 1. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.





Unsafe at Any Age
Researchers are looking at ways to stem the rising tide of melanoma diagnoses, using new treatments and educating people about the disease's causes and symptoms.

Fascinatin' Rhythm
A complex system of body "clocks" keeps humans on track and may have implications for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of physiological conditions.

Born of Hope
Washington University physicians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital are leading the way in a family-centered approach to care.

Healthy Aging
A new community health outreach program teaches older adults about common medical conditions and encourages them to take a lead role in managing their physical care.

Picture Page
To better understand circadian rhythms, scientists examine the fruit fly brain.