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The excruciating pain caused by a kidney stone can occur suddenly. Learn about how they form, personal risk factors and treatment options.
Carollyn Gehrke got more than relief from kidney stone pain after driving hours to Mayo Clinic Health System for treatment. Find out what she left with.
Jim found a reason to be grateful in each step of his unexpected path to Mayo Clinic Health System and a better option to recover from kidney cancer surgery. And at the top of his list is popcorn.
Diane Baier needed a last-minute surgical procedure before a planned trip, but then the COVID-19 pandemic changed how health care was delivered. Learn how changes the surgical team made kept her and others safe.
Carol Adams is only half joking when she says she’s had worse root canals than the treatment she underwent recently to kill a cancerous mass on her kidney.
A healthy diet is essential for everyone, but it's vital for people who have chronic kidney disease. Learn about the five things you need to watch for in your diet.
The graduation party for Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she wanted. Instead of reflecting on day celebrating school successes, she remembers it being the day she developed symptoms of a severe condition that nearly claimed her life.
When Ed and Darlene Waters got married 43 years ago, it seemed they were a perfect match. It was only recently, though, that the couple learned just how true that really was.
A long wait was finally over for a Barron woman when she received word that a donor had come forward that was a match. It was a Christmas gift 9 years in the making.
Like everyone, Katherine Schmitz has good days and bad days — but the bad days are what worry her family and medical team. That's when her medical providers recommended she try Telehealth, a home monitoring program.
A gift of a t-shirt has lifted the spirits of one dialysis patient — who now inspires others.
Just like the rest of your organs, kidneys don’t last forever. In fact, according to the National Kidney Foundation, you lose about 1 percent of kidney function per year after age 40. There are lifestyle-induced factors that can expedite the loss of kidney function and lead to chronic kidney disease, which is the gradual loss of kidney function over the course of months or years.