Kidney Stones Are on the Rise in the United States

A new study suggests that both men and women in the United States are getting more kidney stones.

Between 1984 and 2012, kidney stones diagnoses increased more than fourfold among women and twofold among men, according to the study published Monday in the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings and reported on by CNN .

Kidney stones are common, affecting roughly 10% of the population at some point in their lives. They're formed when a person’s urine contains more crystal-forming substances like...

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