How Many of Your Internal Organs Can You Live Without?

Organ failure is one of those annoying problems many of us face — often sooner than we want to. The good news is that there are a lot of organs you can live without. You probably already know, for example, that your appendix and tonsils can be removed entirely without any harm done. But there are several other organs… » 2/14/08 4:30pm 2/14/08 4:30pm

You Can Live Without Heart Valves and Kidneys

Two new artificial organs rolled out in the past week are going to make things a hell of a lot easier for people with malfunctioning (or absent) heart valves and kidneys. The first device (pictured) is an artificial heart valve that can replace the part of your heart that pushes blood through your body. Being born… » 12/19/07 7:30am 12/19/07 7:30am