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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XLIV, 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.





Finding New Ways to Alleviate COPD
Physicians and researchers redouble the attack on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

21st Century Syndrome
An old drug is put to a new use as a combatant in the fight against the serious health problems caused by poor nutrition and too little exercise.

From the unusual to the routine, staff photographer Robert Boston captures images from the behind-the-scenes world of surgery.

The Leg Bone's Connected to the Arm Bone
Using a new technique, orthopaedic surgeons salvage a toddler's arm ravaged by cancer and give it, along with the child, a chance to grow.

Picture Page
The new Northwest Tower was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 1, 2007.