The latest news on gallbladder problems
Lower rates of complications, death in elderly who don't delay surgery, research shows
A list of common risk factors
Two-drug approach may extend life for those with tumors in bile duct, gall bladder
But prescribing them for protection would be questionable, expert says
Why you're more likely to get them
How you can help ward off a recurrence
Almost half of cases examined were attributable to tobacco use, researchers say
The goal of treatment for gallstones is to relieve painful symptoms and prevent serious complications.
The surest way to manage gallstones is surgical removal of the gallbladder.