kidney stones

Guillermo Gomez holds a water bottle
April 22, 2019

There's no clear reason why, but cases of kidney stones are increasing. It's an experience that one Seattle man knows well: Guillermo Gomez has passed more than 250 kidney stones since he was in high school.

April 1, 2019

For most, getting kidney stones removed through an ureteroscopy might be an uncomfortable but tolerable procedure.

April 1, 2019

It's a common procedure to remove kidney stones and temporarily place a stent in the ureter to ensure that another blockage doesnn't occur while the body is healing.

July 12, 2018

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April 2, 2018

A new study by the Mayo Clinic, which reviewed about 30 years worth of data from a Minnesota county, has found that the incidence of k

April 2, 2018

Dr. Hunter Wessells, UW Medicine Urology Department chair, talks about a study in which researchers hope to use incentives - such as a smart water bottle and an app on your phone - to fight kidney stones.

September 29, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will test whether using a "smart" water bottle will cause people to drink more water, therefore go to the bathroom, and cause fewer recurrences of kidney stones.

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