The early stages of RA

It is very common to have joint pain, stiffness, or swelling that doesn’t meet any of the diagnostic criteria for RA. When this happens, many rheumatologists will tell you that you have early RA, meaning that you will likely go on to develop the disease if you don’t …

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Define, ‘a mess’

A mess has a visceral effect, doesn’t it? Monday morning, I ground my coffee, filled the coffeemaker with the ordinary amount of water, went into the kitchen to cook the oatmeal and returned to an unsettling sight: bulging sopping grounds overflowing the basket, spilling onto the counter and clogging …

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