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Kidney stones are on the rise

Robert H. Shmerling , M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications In the past, medical textbooks described the typical person unlucky enough to develop a kidney stone as a white, middle-aged, obese man who eats an unhealthy diet and doesn’t drink enough fluids. Those books may need an update. A new study has found not only that the incidence of kidney stones is going up, but that they are also developing in people…

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