Your Health: Jan. 21, 2002

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GETTING STONED? If you're one of the 10% of Americans who have had a kidney stone, you may have been told to cut down on calcium to prevent a recurrence. Well, you can forget that. Italian researchers report that a diet low in salt and very low in protein (about 4 oz. daily)--and with a normal intake of calcium--is significantly better at preventing the painful problem. Even more surprising, the researchers found that low-calcium diets may actually promote kidney stones.

MIND GAMES Though 4 million people nationwide are thought to suffer from Alzheimer's, the truth is, doctors can't really...

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