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The temporomandibular joint connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the bone at the side of your head (temporal bone).  To feel the joint, place...

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I have been diagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Diagnosing RA is usually a long and drawn out process in practise, but in theory it’s very simple. There’s...

DMARD choices – Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are many medications prescribed for Rheumatoid Arthritis.  No two cases are exactly the same, and the treatment approach will depend on the severity...

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