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The word “inflammation” carries all sorts of negative connotations. For example, you don’t want to hear or see that a gash or rolled ankle is inflamed. You’ve probably also heard that inflammation is at the root of so many diseases and plays a key role in aging. In fact, inflammation is so much a part (...) Read more
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