Summer usually brings hot weather, lots of time outdoors and sometimes kidney stones. For any adult who's ever had a kidney stone, you know the pain is intense and severe to the point that concentrating on anything is impossible. Sometimes the pain is so intense it leads to vomiting or literally writhing on the floor in pain, unable to even drag yourself to the emergency room.
Kidney stones in children are often much less intense. Instead,
When I was a kid there weren't a lot of beverage options at mealtime; milk was the only liquid offered. In doing this, my parents were unknowingly setting me up for a lifetime of strong and healthy bones. Today things are different.
When I ask school-aged patients what they drink at meals, few say they have a glass of milk with lunch and dinner. More often than not, they are drinking water, sometimes juice, and once they are teenagers, soda