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Small but Mighty

It’s estimated that more than one in seven U.S. adults – approximately 37 million people – suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most common cause of chronic kidney disease is diabetes mellitus, both type I and type II, followed by hypertension, says Jose El-Amm, MD, medical director of the INTEGRIS...

The Pain of Kidney Stones

More than a twinge of discomfort, kidney stones are known to be painful ... so painful that the experience is often compared to child birth.  “Kidney stones are literal rocks, composed of various minerals or chemical molecules, that form in the kidney’s plumbing system,” says Daniel Parker, MD, a urologist and an assistant professor at OU Health in Oklahoma City....