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Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(4):275. doi:10.1001/archinte.171.4.275.
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Editor: Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc UCSF School of Medicine 505 Parnassus Ave, Ste M-1177, Box 0124 San Francisco, CA 94143-0124 Phone: (312) 464-5984 Fax: (312) 464-5824 E-mail: archinternmed@jama-archives.org

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