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Cut first and ask questions later is the standard of care at many hospitals, but reform is occurring, one health issue at a time. The latest to get a fresh look is appendectomies. Not enough is known about what causes the appendix to become inflamed (risking rupture and serious infection), but the way we’ve been […]

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Scientists think they’ve come up with a good explanation for the appendix: it’s back-up storage of your good digestive bacteria, so that when you get sick (really, really sick) you can rebuild those essential colonies. Living in the first world with humans all around us, there are other places to get probiotics, so our appendix […]

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Appendicitis is inflammation usually caused by a blockage, and so it almost always requires immediate surgery. Without immediate intervention, more severe complications, and even death, can result from appendicitis—so know appendicitis symptoms, as well as a few easy ways to reduce the risk of developing appendicitis. Know Appendicitis Symptoms First, know the appendix location: the […]

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