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Week of December 8, 2003

    Question:   I am 17 years old and play competitive volleyball. Recently my fingers started hurting. The pain is situated between the joints of all my fingers, not exactly on the joints. The other players who practice with me don't have these problems. I was wondering if it is the volleyball that is causing my pain or is it an underlying problem?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   For the last several years my husband has battled with sinus infections and has been on numerous antibiotics, decongestants, nasal sprays, allergy shots and steroids from his doctor. He also suffers from severe headaches with nausea...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer