What is inflammation?

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

Inflammation used to be easy to detect.  There was redness, pain and swelling.  Nowadays it’s not as easy.  It has been implicated as a major culprit in chronic diseases such as heart, cancer and stroke.  Read our newly posted article on why this is so, how to detect and treat it.

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2 Responses to “What is inflammation?”

  1. Steve Parker, M.D. Says:

    This is one of many issues that didn’t exist when you and I were in medical school, Dr. Hubbard. I not quite clear on whether all C-reactive protein tests should specify “high-sensitivity.” Or just the traditional “CRP.”

    -Steve

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  2. Dr. J Says:

    …and Functio laesa :-) It’s all gotten quite complicated. Thanks for the information!

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