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Q&A: Hydration in the summer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am prone to kidney stones, so I know it's important for me to stay hydrated while I exercise. But do I need to change what I drink in the summer? A friend mentioned that I might be better with a sports ...

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Why do I need to pee more in the cold?

You're taking a stroll through the park on a cold winter's morning, when it hits you—the need to find a bathroom, and quick! This didn't used to happen in summer.

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Can your kidneys make it to Mars and back?

In returning astronauts, there have been more than 30 reports of kidney stones, a painful and debilitating condition, though until now there has been little research into why this occurs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using hydrogel to remove kidney stone fragments

Kidney stones are often removed via an endoscopic procedure. If a stone is too large, the urologists break it into pieces using a laser. The larger pieces can be removed with a grasping instrument, but this is not possible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New way to blast kidney stones can be done in doctor's office

A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows—in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.

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