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Appendix might not be "useless" by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:27pm Next time your doctor suggests you get rid of "useless" body parts (e.g., tonsils,; not so long ago they recommended women get rid of the old' uterus when it wasn't needeed anymore because it might become cancerous some day...even thought penile and testicular cancer exists as well), you might want to reconsider. If you read my Natural H ... Read on »
Your Appendix is Not Useless by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 10:00pm You may have had your appendix removed because doctors believed that it was a useless vestigial organ. Now researchers have found that it serves as a storage tank for healthful germs that live in your intestines. These good bacteria help to break down food so you can absorb its nutrients. They also prime your immune system to recognize harmful germ ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
Appendicitis Without the Appendix? Maybe its Stump Appendicitis by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 10 Mar 2011 7:27pm Removal of the appendix (appendectomy) is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States, with >250,000 performed annually. Stump appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the residual appendix, and is an under-reported complication that can occur after open or laparoscopic appendectomy. Stump appendicitis results from obstruc ... Read on »
APPENDICITIS by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine, also called the colon. The appendix is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no known function. Removal of the appendix appears to cause no change in digestive function. Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. ... Read on »
Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine, also called the colon. The appendix is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no known function. Removal of the appendix appears to cause no change in digestive function. Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. ... Read on »
Yale-New Haven Hospital performs appendectomy with no abdominal incision by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 6:25pm One more minimally invasive surgery technique.  There is not a version of this procedure for men yet.  This has to help in cutting down the infection rates I would guess as well.  It is not out for prime time surgery yet, but the technology is here.  BD  NEW HAVEN — Breaking new ground in what many surgeons consider the next frontier in mini ... Read on »
CASE AND COMMENTARY: "Recurrent" Appendicitis by Healthcare Research & Quality Posted Fri 15 Oct 2010 5:00am "Recurrent" Appendicitis An 85-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with right lower quadrant pain. On physical examination, the patient showed rebound tenderness with guarding. He received a CT scan of his abdomen, which revealed an inflamed, dilated appendix with surroundin ... Read on »
Do You Really Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm Say you visit a doctor for a routine check-up. You have no complaints: no pain, no problems. But the doctor says, “You know, I think we’d better remove your appendix.” “Why?” you ask. “It might get inflamed or infected someday, at which point we’d have to do an appendectomy anyway. Besides, you don’t really need it. So I think we should ... Read on »
Mushroom Camp, Fancy Food Show, Then Life by Jill N. Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Jan 2010 11:47am Even though I wrote right here on my blog that I was going to bring my camera to mushroom camp, I managed to forget it. It's probably a good thing that I did because there was so much work to do that I would not likely have had time to use it. My friend Ellen snapped the one photo that I wanted of me with Saul and Moon Planits (aliases), fea ... Read on »