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Week of March 31, 2003

    Question:   I am a 26-year-old female and I have been experiencing a numbness in my left leg. It feels as if my leg is asleep, but I can't get it in a position to regain the normal feelings. It isn't a constant numbness...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer


    Question:   I am a 52-year-old type 2 diabetic. Can you tell me why the highest sugar I have when I do home monitor is the morning one when I have not eaten for 8-12 hours? It doesn't seem to matter what the evening meal was, it's always the highest test of the day. My A1C test has been 7 or lower the last 3 years.    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer


    Question:   Can you tell me how many MAZE procedures are performed in the U.S. for Atrial Fibrillation?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer