Kidney stones are essentially labor for men: Here’s what causes them, how they’re treated…and ways to avoid them

By Steven Tew
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For women, the process of labor and having a baby is a wonderful event. Painful, yes. Stressful, yes. But in the end, they have a cuddly bundle of joy to take home.

But what about for men? Is there such a thing as a man going into labor?  Ask some men who have passed a kidney stone, and they will tell you the answer is a resounding “yes.” Some men will argue the pain can be as bad as giving birth.

Do you know the warning signs of early-onset Alzheimer's disease? Plus, three simple ways to improve your cognitive ability

By Brady White
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Alzheimer’s disease involves changes in the brain that cause neurons to die. Early symptoms include short-term memory loss and difficulty with language, but it can eventually lead to complete loss of bodily function and death.

For patients over the age of 65, the decline typically is relatively slow — often taking a decade or more before death. Unfortunately for early-onset Alzheimer’s patients — who are under age 65 — the decline can be much more rapid, with death typically occurring less than five years after diagnosis.