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Mon Sep 26, 2016, 04:54 PM

Research Finds Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones: Roller Coasters

Source: NBC News

Two researchers who took science to the amusement park say they've found that a thrilling roller coaster ride just might help people shake out pesky kidney stones.

Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University said he'd heard patient after patient tell him about how they had passed kidney stones after riding one particular ride: the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

He and a colleague, Dr. Marc Mitchell, had also seen some media reports about people who passed kidney stones while bungee jumping and riding roller coasters.

So they decided to leave East Lansing to head to Orlando in the name of medical research.



Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/research-finds-thrilling-cure-kidney-stones-roller-coasters-n654576



A script for perc's and a free pass to Disney World just might do the trick.

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Reply Research Finds Thrilling Cure for Kidney Stones: Roller Coasters (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Sep 2016 OP
bucolic_frolic Sep 2016 #1
MFM008 Sep 2016 #2
spiderpig Sep 2016 #3
Liberal Veteran Sep 2016 #6
keithbvadu2 Sep 2016 #7
justhanginon Sep 2016 #4
Renew Deal Sep 2016 #5

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:08 PM

1. No one can quantify the extent to which

fun is better than medicine any day

The darkest days of illness still include hope, and the desire for
laughter

My dad doubted everything the doctors did, and preferred to fight
illness with religion

I can't say he was wrong

'all this testing,' he would say, 'are they doing me any good?'

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:09 PM

2. Lol

I've had kidney stones
You don't feel like riding anything but an ambulance.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:13 PM

3. I've had horrible kidney stone experiences

And I love roller coasters.

(beating feet to nearest Six Flags...)

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Response to spiderpig (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 06:03 PM

6. Ride the Ninja at Six Flags....you'll forgot all about your kidney stone.

And not in a good way.

I had one experience on that coaster and a family member I was with who was a third of my age said "You'll hate it" as I queued up and he refused to go on.

I felt like I had been beaten with a blunt stick after getting off that thing. I could best describe my feeling afterwards as being put on the taffy puller of regret.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 07:05 PM

7. I hated the stand-up roller coaster at Cedar Point.

More impressive to watch than to ride. It bangs your head around in the frame.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:41 PM

4. To paraphrase a famous lawyer, "if the stone don't fit, you can't emit!

I've had many stones over the course of my life and some I have passed but three they had to go get. Not fun especially back in the sixties and seventies before the use of lithotripsy where they blast them into smithereens. I have scars from 11" to 13" on my sides as proof.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Sep 26, 2016, 05:41 PM

5. Works great if you survive the heart attack



I love roller coasters. The crazier the better.

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