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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. DASH Diet May Prevent Kidney Stones

    Aug. 14, 2009 -- Following the DASH diet may cut down on kidney stones as well as improve high blood pressure. That news comes from a study published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Data came from more than 241,700 U.S. health care workers who completed surveys about the

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  8. Hotter Climate, More Kidney Stones

    July 14, 2008 -- A warming climate may make kidney stones more likely in the U.S., say researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Here's the gist of their theory: Hotter temperatures mean more fluid loss, which makes kidney sto

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  9. 7 Most Costly Urological Diseases

    May 2, 2007 -- U.S. medical care costs for urologic diseases neared $11 billion in 2000, with urinary tract infections leading the list of costliest conditions. Those figures appear in a new report funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report comes from researchers including Mark Li

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  10. Migraine Drug Ups Kidney Stone Risk

    Nov. 1, 2006 -- The popular migraine medicine Topamax increases the risk of kidney stones, reports a team of researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas. Their study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, confirms what do

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