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Week of February 25, 2002

    Question:   What is the difference between Strep A and Strep B? How does one get it and how is it spread?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   My son just turned 5. He has enlarged adenoids and is having continuous nasal infections and sinusitis. He has had six courses of antibiotics in the past year. The doctor is recommending that they come out. I am not sure if this is a good idea. Why would it be his adenoids instead of his tonsils?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I was on Prempro for four years and felt wonderful in every way. I recently went off of this because my mother had breast cancer, and I became concerned about taking estrogen. I have been off of the estrogen for about 2 months, and I now am experiencing extreme anxiety. Could it be that the Prempro was helping me?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer