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Global Warming and Kidney Stones?

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A study out this week by University of Texas researchers finds the U.S. could see millions of additional cases of kidney stone disease by mid-century, due to global warming.

Rising temperatures could push the northern boundary of the so-called kidney stone belt right up into Chicagoland. To explain why that is, we've reached one of the study's authors. 
 
Dr. Margaret Pearle teaches urology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and she joins us on the phone.

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