Health Highlights: Aug. 11, 2022​

When removing a big kidney stone, get the little ones, too. Doctors know there is a high likelihood that those stones could cause symptoms later on, and a new study confirms that removal reduces recurrence. Read more

U.S. opioid prescriptions are declining. A new study that included cancer patients as well as people with chronic pain found that prescribing rates for the addictive analgesics have dropped. Read more

Pandemic showed teacher’s key role in spotting child abuse. Teachers, who are frequently required by state law to report evidence of abuse, were no longer a means of support for children as COVID shuttered schools, new research found. Read more