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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Orange Juice Fights Kidney Stones

      Sept. 7, 2006 -- A glass of orange juice a day may keep kidney stones at bay. A new study shows that a daily glass of orange juice may help prevent recurrent kidney stones better than other citrus juices like lemonade. Researchers say many people assume that all citrus juices prevent the formation o

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    6. Lemonade Helps Kidney Stones

      May 24, 2006 - If life gives you kidney stones kidney stones , make lemonade. New research shows that lemonade is an effective -- and delicious -- way for kidney-stone-prone people to slow the development of new stones. "When treating patients in our kidney stone center, we put everyone on lemonade

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    7. Diabetes From Kidney Stone Blaster?

      April 10, 2006 -- Pulverizing kidney stones with shock waves raises a person's risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study shows. In the early 1980s, getting a kidney stone kidney stone often meant painful open surgery. Then came shock wave lithotripsy shock wave lithotripsy . This revolut

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    8. Weight Gain, Obesity Linked to Kidney Stones

      Jan. 25, 2005 -- Being obese or gaining weight may increase the risk of developing painful kidney stones, and women may be especially vulnerable to these added risks, according to a new study. Researchers found women who weighed more than 220 pounds were 90% more likely to develop kidney stones than

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