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Week of April 23, 2001

    Question:   My husband and I are considering the gender selection. We have 3 girls and I would like a boy for my last child. Could you tell me what is involved? And possibly how it is done.    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I am an OTA intern in Behavioral Health and am starting a women's group. One of their topics was: Why and how medication affects periods? I am aware that many medications can cause difficulty with menstruation. If you could give me a general idea as to how to address this issue. It would be greatly appreciated.    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   A friend of mine told me that her daughter who is in her 20s has multiple palsy. She said that nerves 2 and 7 in her middle brain have been damaged causing vision impairment and facial paralysis. However, I cannot find any information on multiple palsy. Is there another name for it?    Dr. Shiller's Answer