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5 Things You Didn't Know About Appendicitis

The Daily Show wasn’t quite “daily” this week after the show’s new host Trevor Noah was sidelined by an emergency appendectomy Wednesday morning. Thankfully, Noah’s surgery was complication-free, and the show will go on tonight night as usual (so expect an opening monologue filled with jokes about hospital gowns). Chances …

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Appendicitis Treatment

The main treatment for today is the same as it was 100 years ago: surgery. Nowadays, though, patients with the condition—which occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed—benefit from shorter hospital stays, smaller scars, and fewer complications. The standard treatment for appendicitis is an appendectomy surgery, or removal of the appendix (the finger-shaped organ has …

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