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Week of January 5, 2004

    Question:   I have been overweight since I was in the fourth grade. I am now a senior in high school and last year I lost around 60 pounds. I now weigh 156 pounds but I have a substantial amount of loose skin on my mid section. Is there any way to get rid of it, short of surgery?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   My grandson is 8 years old and has had a plugged nose for at least 4 years. He can barely breathe through his nose. You can even see his nostrils move back and forth when he tries to breathe in. He has never been able to blow his nose and has frequent headaches. He has been prescribed allergy medications for 2 years and they just don't help...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer