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THE VERY FACT that you choose to eat, pay utility bills, purchase gasoline, etc., indicates that you may well be outdoors in all types of weather. I will attempt to familiarize you with the systemic form of cold-induced illness, that of...
01/19/2015 - 9:18am
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01/19/2015 - 9:15am
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01/14/2015 - 3:43pm

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01/14/2015 - 3:38pm

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01/14/2015 - 11:14am
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01/14/2015 - 11:11am
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01/14/2015 - 11:09am
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