Sunday, March 29, 2009

Kids with Kidney Stones

CNN: Researchers across the country are reporting a rise in kidney stone cases in children. The study in 2007 found the increase was as much as five times greater at one hospital in New York.

Doctors believe more children are developing kidney stones because of a high diet of salty snacks. Children diagnosed are told to drink plenty of water and cut out prepackaged and salty foods like processed meat.

Pediatric Oncall answers some common questions about kids and kidney stones.

I have heard holy terror stories about kidney stones. I cannot imagine a child going through that. I will think about this story every time my kids want some pre-packaged, processed food. Besides the obvious health reasons to avoid those items, kidney stones is a really good! 

Have your kids ever had kidney stones? Do they run in your family?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

The Tot Spot on Willow Knolls in Peoria is having an Easter Celebration on April 11th. Bring your camera and get some great shots of your kids with the Easter Bunny. There will be no long lines and no cost! What a great opportunity! It's from 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m.


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