Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements — or sunshine
This morning, I swallowed a small translucent capsule I’d popped out of the blister pack I keep next to the coffee pot. I’m not sure what’s in this little pill, but I’ve taken one with breakfast every day for more than two years and will keep taking them for at least two more years. Like almost 26,000 other women and men, I’m part of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL, otherwise known as the VITAL study. Every day we take identical pills, but half of us are getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D and the rest of us are taking a placebo. We’re also taking another capsule that contains either a gram of...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Beverly Merz Tags: Drugs and Supplements vitamin d vitamins Source Type: news

Greater Risk for Kidney Stones in Summer
Kidney stones affect approximately 3.8 million people in the U.S. each year and they are especially more common in the summer. The stones are described as small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salts that form when urine becomes concentrated. The minerals crystallize and stick together, forming a stone which can range in size from a grain [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 4, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

URS preferable for urolithiasis treatment during pregnancy
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How eating kale could lead to bloated bellies, thyroid problems and KIDNEY STONES
EXCLUSIVE: Eating raw kale does to your insides what a cactus does to your skin when you rub up against it, says wellness guru Lauren Imparato, who runs a studio in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale: The toxic truth! How our obsession with the leafy greens could lead to bloated bellies, thyroid problems and even KIDNEY STONES
EXCLUSIVE: Eating raw kale does to your insides what a cactus does to your skin when you rub up against it, says wellness guru Lauren Imparato, who runs a studio in New York. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Title: Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone StrikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 30, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug May Ease Passage When Kidney Stone Strikes
Tamsulosin is especially helpful with larger stones, while smaller ones may pass on their own, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
Title: For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, OsteoporosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/29/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 29, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Women, No Link Between Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis
But one stone increases odds for more, study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?
Title: Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Kidney Stones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 23, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Bust up big kidney stones with tamsulosin
Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does, a new study concludes. 83.3 percent of patients treated with tamsulosin whose kidney stones measured between 5 and 10 millimeters in length passed their stones, compared to only 61 percent of those who were treated with placebo. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bust up big kidney stones with tamsulosin
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Tamsulosin works no better than placebo on small kidney stones, but does improve passage of more large kidney stones than placebo does. The results of this large clinical trial evaluating tamsulosin versus placebo were published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine: 'Distal Ureteric Stones and Tamsulosin: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Multi-Center Trial (The DUST Trial).' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Alex Norton: Kidney stones left me in agony
“WHEN I was 17, I remember waking up one night screaming with pain,” recalls Alex Norton, the veteran actor and director best known for his role in the long-running police drama Taggart. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Case You Missed the Show: #MayoClinicRadio PODCAST 7/11/2015
Listen: MayoClinicRadio 07-11-15 PODCAST On this week's program, urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck explains what causes kidney stones and how they're treated. Also on the show, cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky discusses a new study that shows cardiovascular benefits from eating both dark and milk chocolate. And anesthesiologist Dr. Denise Wedel reviews the latest advances in high-tech [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo clinic radio
They're often no larger than a grain of sand ... but they can be extremely painful. Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in your kidneys, and they're more common during the summer months. On this week's program, urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck explains what causes kidney stones and how they're treated. Also on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Radio: Kidney Stones/Benefits of Chocolate/High-Tech Anesthesia
They're often no larger than a grain of sand ... but they can be extremely painful. Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in your kidneys, and they're more common during the summer months. On this week's program, urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck explains what causes kidney stones and how they're treated. Also on the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CT radiation dose levels in clinical trial surprise researchers
A group of researchers studying the use of CT for kidney stones were surprised (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Drug therapy for kidney stones assessed
Drug therapy to help the passing of kidney stones is ineffective, found HTA-funded research published in The Lancet.  Kidney stone disease, or urinary stones, is a common health problem affecting about 1.6 million adults in the UK with 50 percent having a recurrence within five years. It was thought that drugs which cause relaxation of... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - June 12, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney Stones
Title: Health Tip: Know the Signs of Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - June 11, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Doctors remove 420 kidney stones 'caused by excessive tofu' from patient in China
The operation to remove hundreds of tiny stones took doctors around two hours (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tiny stones doctors CCTV health kidney stones tofu China 420 Weird news Asia operation Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Falling Out of FavorExtracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy Falling Out of Favor
Urologists are debating whether lithotripsy is ineffective for the elimination of kidney stones or whether it should remain in a clinician's arsenal. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stones
New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 1, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stones
(University of California - San Francisco) New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Lung Cancer Screening, Medical Therapy for Kidney Stones, New Mexico IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 1, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Time to Retire Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones?
(MedPage Today) -- Proponents and opponents had their say during the AUA meeting. (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - May 22, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Complications Increase When Kidney Stone Tx Is Delayed (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Limited resources at public hospitals may lead to delays in patient care (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - May 20, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study
Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Being Overweight on Risk Factors for Kidney StonesEffect of Being Overweight on Risk Factors for Kidney Stones
Is there a connection between obesity and an increased risk for kidney stones, and could weight loss lower the risk? This new study investigates. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: Study
Title: Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/18/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 18, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Prompt Treatment of Kidney Stones Keeps Costs Down
Complications more likely to arise with surgical delay Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: After Surgery, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Grains: Dietary Angel or Demon?
Whole grains. Should we eat them or not? Controversy abounds. On the one hand, whole grains have a long history of inclusion in healthy eating programs and have been a dietary staple in traditional cultures for millennia. Indeed, national institutions such as the American Heart Association recommend whole grains as an essential part of a healthy diet. On the other hand, some experts are calling into question whether or not whole grains are really all they're literally cracked up to be. As I discussed in my recent HuffPost blog about gluten, there is reason to believe that gluten sensitivity is more common than we used t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Happens to Humans if They Live in Space Too Long?
How long can humans live in space and what is the worst case scenario for someone who lives too long in space?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Answer by Robert Frost, engineer/instructor at NASA We don't know the answer to that. But every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us information that we use to adjust our protocols and that extends that period of time. The longest contiguous amount of time a human has spent in s...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

CT Radiation Doses Still Too High in Most US CentersCT Radiation Doses Still Too High in Most US Centers
The radiation doses received by patients with suspected kidney stones undergoing diagnostic CT vary widely in the United States, and are often inappropriately high. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week
Each week HuffPost Women rounds up the most hilarious 140-character jokes from women on Twitter we could find to brighten your day. We've got to hand it you ladies, these keep us laughing every single week. For this week's great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections. Groundbreaking realization: a man bun is really just a baby man ponytail— Jen Doll (@thisisjendoll) April 5, 2015 My Twitter clique just consists of me and this pizza.— Goddess of Mischief (@ShanaRose21) April 6, 2015 Maybe we'd all read more and watch TV less ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
Title: Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney StonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 30, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Does Chugging More Water Equal Fewer Kidney Stones?
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis finds that higher water consumption lowers risk. (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - March 30, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Drinking Water Helps Prevent Kidney Stones
Researchers find eight or more glasses daily reduces the risk significantly Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drinking Water, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at Bay
Title: Health Tip: Keeping Kidney Stones at BayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/26/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 26, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet turns around a boy’s severe epilepsy
Sammy enjoys the coconut oil cookies that helped him become seizure-free. In 2012, just before starting kindergarten, Sammy Meyers had the first of what would become thousands of seizures. “I found him semi-unconscious,” recalls his mother, Becky. “I thought he was choking and checked to see if his airway was open, and then called 911. It didn’t even cross my mind that he was having a seizure.” But Sammy had recently been falling a lot. The neurologist in the local emergency room in Albany, N.Y. diagnosed epilepsy, but thought it was a relatively benign form that medications could help. Instea...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 23, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: All posts Epilepsy Our patients’ stories Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once
Title: Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than OnceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/20/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - March 23, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Can Send Patients to Hospital More Than Once
1 in 9 wound up back in ER, California study found Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Emergency Medical Services, Health Disparities, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: 3D model that makes it easier to remove kidney stones 
Kidney stones are very common — larger stones often need surgery to remove them. John Cousins, 46, came up with a novel way to help surgeons in his operation, as he tells Angela Epstein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What your PEE says about your health: A clear stream means you're drinking too much coffee, while red urine may be a sign of cancer
Red urine could also be a sign of infection, a tumour or kidney stones, warned Dr Chris Steele, a GP and resident doctor on ITV's This Morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A healthy diet is the key to getting the iron you need
An article in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) focuses on what happens to iron stores in the body after donating blood. As many as one-third of regular blood donors have too little iron in their bloodstreams. According to the article, it can take up to six months to replenish the body’s iron after donating a unit of blood—significantly longer than the recommended 8-week waiting period between deposits at the blood bank. The article made me wonder about the basics of iron health. How much of this stuff do we need? How do we get it? If you always feel pooped, how likely is &ldq...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Healthy Eating hemoglobin iron vitamins Source Type: news

Kidney Stones Linked to Higher Risk for Aortic CalcificationKidney Stones Linked to Higher Risk for Aortic Calcification
Patients with calcium kidney stones have higher abdominal aortic calcification and lower bone mineral density scores than those who have no history of kidney stones. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news