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Update in Pulmonary Medicine

John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD
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From Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Requests for Single Reprints: John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Maloney Building, Room 873, 3600 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail, jflash@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Ann Intern Med. 2003;138(4):319-325. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-138-4-200302180-00011
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Pulmonary diseases, including chronic lung disease and pneumonia, are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Because of the worldwide popularity of cigarette smoking, these illnesses are increasing in frequency, and trends suggest that a greater proportion of disability and death will result from lung illnesses compared with heart disease as cardiovascular risk preventions take full effect.

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