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.

Chef's 7 Healthy Tips

By Chef Jason Kieffer
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It’s the holidays and a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. Statistics tell us that the average American gains between 7-10 pounds during the holiday season. Holiday time is stressful for many people. Be sure to take time to relax and enjoy it. Set limits, plan, eat well, and most of all keep it simple and fun.​​