Certain antibiotics increase kidney stone risk

DAVID RAILTON | May 12, 2018

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A new study has concluded that people treated with certain oral antibiotics have a heightened risk of developing kidney stones. Children and adolescents seem to be the most affected. Experts already know that our microbiomes — or the colonies of microorganisms that occur naturally in our bodies — are affected by antibiotics. And, it is also worth noting that changes to the intestines' microbiome have previously been linked with increased risk of kidney stones.

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Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a comprehensive range of acute medical services in a 137-bed facility located on Ninth Street in Jasper. As a regional health center with approximately 100 active staff physicians and 1,700 employees, Memorial Hospital serves Dubois and surrounding counties in southern Indiana. Under the sponsorship of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the hospital annually provides care for 6,600 inpatients and 254,000 outpatients.

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