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- •Mitch McConnell: I hate everything that comes out of his mouth, but I still endorse him.
- •Paul Ryan: I hate everything that comes out of his mouth, but I still endorse him.
- •Bernie supporters: I agree with everything that comes out of her mouth, but I still won't vote for her.
- •Steak, potatoes (in foil) and romaine lettuce
- •BurgersDevoured before photo taken
- •Pork tenderloin, red potatoes (on a skewer) and green beansNever knew green beans could be so delicious!
- •Drop out.Sorry guys, I like him too, but he's just not going to be the nominee. And going into a contested convention could be a disaster for the party and almost assuredly make Drumpf our next president. Get behind Clinton, the way she did with Obama in 2008 and let's win this thing.
- •Attack Trump.If you're going to claim that you're in it to win it, then act like it. We need more deep blows to this guy, and assuming that he will somehow magically self destruct is a poor strategy. He is "uniting the Republican Party" one Megyn Kelly interview at a time. Go down swinging, man.
- •Continue serving in the Senate.We still need him and his wonderfully progressive ideas to push our Congress in the right direction. He should take all of that enthusiasm and actually evoke change!
- •Update: Stop being a dickI wrote this list over a month ago and it's all still true, but needed an update. He needs to stop acting like Clinton should negotiate with him just to get his voters on board. If his voters go to Trump instead of Clinton, then it's is own damn fault for not being clear or who the real threat to America will be. Being condescending and implying that she needs to bend over because he got some support but didn't win is a male power dominance move that is only likely to further divide the party.
rheu·ma·tol·o·gy ˌro͞oməˈtäləjē/ noun MEDICINE the study of rheumatism (systemic autoimmune conditions), arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
- 1.Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is not Osteoarthritis (OA).When I ask patients about a personal or family history of arthritis, it usually takes several minutes to tease out what the diagnosis actually is/was. This is because very few understand the difference between these two! RA is an autoimmune condition that requires lifelong immunosuppressive medications and can be horribly disfiguring, while OA is regular "wear and tear" type of arthritis. OA usually comes with age, whereas RA is usually diagnosed in the 3rd-5th decades of life.
- 2.A positive blood test doesn't mean you have the diagnosis.Unfortunately in medicine, nothing is certain. I have the hardest time explaining to patients that a blood test may not be the be-all and end-all for making a diagnosis. A rheumatoid factor should diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, right? I wish! Some tests are more sensitive (pick up more true positives but also have many false positives) and some are more specific (fewer true positives but may have many false negatives). Talk to your rheumatologist about the true significance of the tests.
- 3.While some of our medications can seem scary, the diseases can be much more devastating if left untreated.We have come to a time in rheumatology, where we have done such a great job of coming up with life-changing medications to treat our diseases that most people have no idea how bad their disease could be. The only downside to this is having patients understand why they might need treatment. Don't get me wrong, side effects can be scary too! But we have many ways to monitor for and to prevent these, and as always, you should have a discussion with your doctor about risks and benefits.