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Kidney stones: Common, painful, preventable

JAN 2012

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In the U.S., the prevalence of kidney stones has increased and are more common in men than women.  This big problem caused by tiny deposits that may be less than a tenth of an inch across is painful and can have serious complications. But it's a treatable problem and largely preventable if you know the risk factors.