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

CT scans link arterial calcium to kidney stones
People who develop recurrent kidney stones have more calcium in their arteries (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
Title: Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 2, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some with Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Calcium, Heart Diseases--Prevention, Kidney Stones (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with kidney stones makes doctors plastic version of organ to speed up surgery
John Cousins, 46, was giving a talk on the medical uses of the technology at Bournemouth Hospital. But during the demo he passed out in agony and was rushed to the facility's own A&E department for scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The six healing sounds - the first three
(NaturalNews) Today we're far more familiar with the concepts of sounds, sound waves and the constantly vibrating state of all matter in the universe. We use ultrasound waves to look inside the human body, destroy gall and kidney stones, and search for oil as well as to unlock other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Risk Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass SurgeryKidney Stone Risk Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Find out about the potential risk factors for kidney stone development after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and recommendations for reducing the risk. Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Shockwave Medical Announces CE Mark Approval Of Its Lithoplasty System For The Treatment Of Peripheral Artery Disease
Shockwave Medical, a pioneer in the treatment of advanced peripheral and coronary vascular disease, recently announced CE Mark regulatory approval for the company’s Lithoplasty balloon catheters for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Lithoplasty is a novel balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy, a pulsatile mechanical energy commonly used to break up kidney stones, to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon dilatation. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Silent Renal Stones in Primary HyperparathyroidismSilent Renal Stones in Primary Hyperparathyroidism
Should patients with hyperparathyroidism be screened for nephrolithiasis? What if they're asymptomatic? Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nephrology Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions for Kidney Stone Disease, 2009
Provides information on emergency department visits and hospital admissions related to kidney stone disease. Table 3 includes data on rural ED visits for kidney stones. -- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - December 17, 2014 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Could your vitamin D pills give you kidney stones?
In gloomy winter months it’s not just the warmth of the sun’s rays you miss — you may also suffer lower levels of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Mean Temperature and Kidney Stone PresentationDaily Mean Temperature and Kidney Stone Presentation
The prevalence of nephrolithiasis has been linked to high ambient temperature. With the continued threat of climate change, might we see a rise in cases? Environmental Health Perspectives (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

News in Brief: Week of Nov. 10-14
This roundup includes the following news briefs: USPSTF Says Benefits of Thyroid Screening Unclear; "Drink More Water," Kidney Stone Guideline Recommends; Million Hearts Website Introduces Healthy Lifestyle Center; and National Health IT Certification Body Suspends Operations. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - November 11, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include a Dengue vaccine, risk of non-occlusive coronary artery disease, preventing kidney stones, and bleeding with dabigatran. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Newman's Notes: Ultrasound vs. CT in Renal Colic
(MedPage Today) -- Why it's time to rethink that CT scan for possible kidney stones, says David Newman, MD. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - November 6, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Recurrent Kidney Stones: ACP Issues New GuidelinesRecurrent Kidney Stones: ACP Issues New Guidelines
New evidence-based guidelines from the American College of Physicians for recurrent kidney stone prevention include dietary recommendations such as increased fluid intake. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

New guidelines for preventing kidney stones
New guidelines from the American College of Physicians say people who have had a kidney stone should drink at least 2 liters of fluid a day to prevent future stones. Drinking more fluids could cut the chances of recurring kidney stones in half. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines could cut risk of kidney stones
Plenty of water and a few dietary modifications could help prevent a recurrence of painful kidney stones (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP Offers New Guidelines for Preventing Recurrent Nephrolithiasis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD The American College of Physicians has issued a new set of recommendations to prevent recurrent … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 4, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: New Guideline on Staving Off Stones (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with a history of kidney stones should increase their fluid intake, a clinical guideline states. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 3, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news