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Volume 24   •   Number 8  •  August 2021

Gallstones Can Cause Serious Complications

If meals tend to cause discomfort in the upperright quadrant of your abdomen, and the pain radiates to your shoulder blade and back, you may have gallstones. These are particularly common in older adults, with older women especially vulnerable. Fortunately, the stones often don’t cause symptoms—you may not even be …


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