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Kidney Stones Health Center

News and Features Related to Kidney Stones

  1. Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with a history of kidney stones may have a higher risk of recurrence if they use calcium supplements, a new study finds. The findings, based on records from more than 2,000 patients, add to evidence linking calcium su

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  2. Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stones can quickly cause extreme pain, and passing the stones is the immediate goal for patients. Now, a new study finds that the drug tamsulosin (Flomax) can boost the passage of large kidney stones, but not sma

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  3. Kidney Stones and Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels

    By Rosemary Black HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who develop recurring kidney stones may also have high levels of calcium deposits in their blood vessels, and that could explain their increased risk for heart disease, new research suggests. "It's becoming cl

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  4. Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new tool appears to accurately predict whether someone who's had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report. They said the tool could help patients and their doctors decide whether preventive

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  5. Walking Could Be Key Step Against Kidney Disease

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney patients may make real strides against death or disability by routinely walking, a new study shows. Reporting online May 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Taiwanese researchers found

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  6. Complications Common, Costly With Some Kidney Stone Treatments

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney stone treatments cause complications in about 14 percent of patients and can be costly, according to a large new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 93,000 privately insured patients in the United Stat

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  7. Light Exercise Might Reduce Risk of Kidney Stones

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Just a little exercise each week -- jogging for an hour or walking for about three hours -- can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 31 percent, according to a new study. Researchers looking at data

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  8. Sugary Sodas, Fruit Punches, & Kidney Stone Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking large amounts of sugary sodas and fruit drinks might raise your odds for painful kidney stones, a new study finds. Although drinking extra fluids usually helps prevent stones from forming, researchers from Bri

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  9. Shock Wave Technique Treats Small Kidney Stones

    Nov. 19, 2010 -- A shock wave technique was effective in treating single kidney stones less than 1 centimeter in size and may be a safe and noninvasive alternative to the standard surgical therapy, a study shows. Surgeons from University Frederico II in Naples, Italy, studied 273 patients between Ma

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  10. Green Tea May Prevent Kidney Stones

    Nov. 20, 2009 -- Drinking green tea may help prevent painful kidney stones. A new study shows compounds in green tea extract make it more difficult for certain kidney stones to form. Kidney stones affect about 5% of the world's population. They occur when abnormally high concentrations of minerals,

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