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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Does your insurance cover amusement park visits? Maybe it should.
For years, David Wartinger's patients told him stories of passing kidneys shortly after riding roller coasters .
"Most urologists wouldn’t be surprised by this," said Wartinger, a professor emeritus within Michigan State University's Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties. Jarring motions and vibrations often jostle stones stuck on the outer area of kidney, enabling them to be passed.
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