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An Appendix Free New Year

Cody Lyon | Posted 02.23.2015 | New York
Cody Lyon

I left the gym near Astor Place early the evening of Thursday December 11. I'd felt bloated around my abdominal area for most of that afternoon and trying to workout wasn't making matters better.

'Useless' Organ May Have Function After All, Researchers Say

| Posted 02.15.2013 | Science

By Colin Barras The appendix may not be useless after all. The worm-shaped structure found near the junction of the small and large intestines evol...

Medical Emergency Rocks 'Survivor'

Posted 05.21.2012 | TV

It was either a case of cosmic karma, or just bad luck on "Survivor: One World" (Wed., 8 p.m. ET on CBS), but Colton's sudden onset of appendicitis ch...

The Fear Marilyn Monroe Revealed To Her Doctor In This Strange Way

Letters of Note | Posted 03.05.2012 | Women

On April 28th of 1952, medical staff at the Cedars of Lebanon hospital in L.A. wheeled an extremely nervous Marilyn Monroe to surgery where she was to...

10 Business Plan Follies That Make Investors Cringe

Marty Zwilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational. Every serious investor has a stack of these in their in-basket. Here is what investors say the former shouldn't do.

Don't Try This at Home: A Self-Appendectomy in Telluride

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

One of my favorite Telluride medical tales is about George Balderston, a doctor who removed his own appendix in 1949. His reasoning: "I wanted to get a first-hand reaction of a patient to local anesthesia."

Body Language: Knowing Your Parts

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

There are a few parts of the body you should be familiar with in order to recognize important symptoms and alert your doctor. Here's my top-four list of organs whose location patients should know but often don't.