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Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.
New discovery overturns centuries of thought about nature of kidney stones

New discovery overturns centuries of thought about nature of kidney stones

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer

Increase in coffee consumption may help battle against colon cancer

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

Scientists use BR nanoparticles to develop photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy

Scientists use BR nanoparticles to develop photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy

FDA approves scope with disposable part aimed at reducing superbug infections

FDA approves scope with disposable part aimed at reducing superbug infections

First duodenoscope with disposable distal cap approved by FDA

First duodenoscope with disposable distal cap approved by FDA

Combined DNA and protein 'liquid biopsy' more accurate in identifying early-stage pancreatic cancer

Combined DNA and protein 'liquid biopsy' more accurate in identifying early-stage pancreatic cancer

Scope maker Olympus hit with $6.6 million verdict in superbug outbreak case

Scope maker Olympus hit with $6.6 million verdict in superbug outbreak case

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

Researchers identify gene variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer

Researchers identify gene variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

New study shows outcomes after obesity surgery in teenagers

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Mayo Clinic article provides better understanding on potentially devastating liver disease

Mayo Clinic article provides better understanding on potentially devastating liver disease

Loyola specialists cure patient’s acute pancreatitis

Loyola specialists cure patient’s acute pancreatitis

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

NYU Lutheran offers many treatment options for kidney stone sufferers

Two simple measures can help decrease incidence of POCD in older patients

Two simple measures can help decrease incidence of POCD in older patients