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Kidney Stones

"Papa Had Another Stone"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It may come as a shock to you that I can't get pregnant. The reason, of course, is that I am too old. But that did not stop a doctor ...

Suffer From Kidney Stones? Riding A Roller Coaster May Help

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living

For people suffering kidney stones, Disney World may indeed be the most magical place on Earth. A study conducted at the Florida theme park found that...

What My Kidney Stone Taught Me About Sexism In The ER

The Establishment | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

The good news about my research and confirmation from other women is that it means I wasn't overreacting. The bad news is that the more times women have to insist those issues aren't the problem, the longer everyone is suffering -- and the faster a fatal disaster could occur.

Conquering Parkinson's One Obstacle at a Time

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Toepperwein

Every giggle and snuggle with my daughter is a reward no trophy or medal could compare. I, am a 37-year-old single mom with Parkinson's, kidney stones and tendinitis. I proved what overcoming adversity, determination and strong will can accomplish, slow and steady. Until my next adventure....

Food for Thought

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am. Unfortunately, I don't know what to eat these days -- especially bologna, which means I am out to lunch -- because I am on three different diets.

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

The #1 Most Painful Condition Next To Childbirth

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM It’s late summer, and that means hot days spent at the beach, licking ice cream cones, backyard barbecues, and lots...

Leave No (Kidney) Stone Unturned: Or Better Yet, Prevent Them From Forming

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

March is National Kidney Month and the National Kidney Foundation encourages people to learn about the kidneys and kidney-related conditions, including kidney stones.

Lessons From a Kidney Stone

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Fontaine

The medical bills are still coming in. My credit card is worn out and my savings are nearly gone. But I feel better. I gave Angie a bath last night. I washed her hair, helped her brush her teeth and tucked her into bed. And that is worth every single penny.

More Women Are Experiencing This Condition

Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Women's risk of developing painful kidney stones may be rising, according to a new study in the Journal of Urology. Researchers from Henry Ford's V...

Got Kidney Stones? You're in Good Company

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney stones are one of the most common maladies to befall men, but lately women have been catching up; and over the past two decades, the incidence of kidney stones has doubled in both men and women.

BUSTED: 5 Myths About Your Kidneys

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Unfortunately, it's only when kidneys aren't working properly that most people start to pay attention to these twins. I'm hoping to change that trend. Have you fallen prey to a kidney myth?

A Cure for Anxiety

Claire Fordham | Posted 05.26.2012 | Money
Claire Fordham

Employed Brits pay national insurance on top of income tax that covers pensions, health and social security. It's not perfect, but it works. The relief of receiving medical treatment, no questions asked, is enormous and, frankly, priceless.

"Kidney Stone II: The Sequel"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In what I fear will become a series with more sequels than "Rocky," I had my second kidney stone.

Tim Geithner Hospitalized

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tim Geithner will undergo minor surgery to have a kidney stone removed, according to various reporters. The Treasury secretary was hospitalized on Fri...

Weekly Health Tip: Drink Water to Prevent Kidney Stones

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and The kidneys are the hubs of the body's plumbing system. In any plumbing...

Kids Take Care Of Mom, Lisa Strong, Who Lost Her Arms, Legs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the Strong family, it's the children who take care of their mother. Chloe and Jesse Strong are 10 and 11-years-old. They cook and clean. Chloe ...

China's Milk Scandal: Unharmonious Rumblings

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In the end, the losers in this sorry debacle are Chinese consumers, a striving people who sometimes feel that odds are stacked against them.

Global Warming May Increase Kidney Stones: Researchers

Yahoo Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More Americans are likely to suffer from kidney stones in the coming years as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University o...