Archives: Ask the expert

Read Tribune question-and-answer interviews with health and lifestyle experts on a wide range of topics.

  • Treatment options exist for carpal tunnel

    Treatment options exist for carpal tunnel

    A few decades ago — before computers or checkout scanners — few people had heard of a rare condition called carpal tunnel syndrome. Today, in many offices, wrist splints are as common as Post-it notes. So, how do we keep this modern problem at bay? To learn more, we called on Dr. Gary Kronen of...

  • A quick review of the state of statins

    A quick review of the state of statins

    Statins are the most prescribed drugs in the world, taken by nearly 21 million Americans. So when anything changes with these cholesterol-lowering medications, it makes headlines. That was the case when the Food and Drug Administration recently announced it would be adding new warnings to the labels...

  • Ask the Expert: The asthma epidemic

    Ask the Expert: The asthma epidemic

    Researchers wonder why asthma rate has jumped since the 1980s

  • Dr. Howard Kaufman on aspirin and cancer

    Dr. Howard Kaufman on aspirin and cancer

    According to studies published last week in The Lancet, taking a daily dose of aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer. The new studies, led by Peter Rothwell of Britain's Oxford University, found that low-dose aspirin has a short-term benefit in preventing cancer and can reduce the risk of some cancers...

  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

    FASD is an often-misdiagnosed brain-based disorder

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