Kidney stones can be excruciatingly painful, and half a million people in the U.S. end up in the emergency room because of them. In this episode of Speaking of Chemistry, guest host Linda Wang explores how kidney stones form and shares some of the most recent research in this area. She even offers tips on how to prevent them.
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Issue Date: June 8, 2015