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New procedure cuts tonsillectomy pain

February 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
About 400,000 people get their tonsils removed every year. Many are children who have tonsil infections that just won't go away, making it difficult for them to swallow and sleep. Standard tonsillectomies can leave kids down and out for weeks, but a new procedure cuts days out of the healing process.