The Daily Check-Up: Drinking Water Cuts Youngsters’ Risk of Painful Deposits

Dr. Grace Hyun
New York Daily News – August 8, 2012

New York, NY
 – August 8, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

In the past few decades, it has been become increasingly common for children to be diagnosed with kidney stones, says Dr. Grace Hyun, Assistant Director of the Division of Pediatrics, Department of Urology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Why? According to Dr. Hyun, they  are not drinking enough water and are eating too much salt (though a minority of children are born with a faulty mechanism for maintaining correct sodium levels). Treatment options depend on the size of the stone; some stones will pass on their own, but others will require medical or surgical  intervention. Learn more