Health & Spirit

Olden, Not Golden

Scott LaFee on

Best Medicine

Two psychiatrists are riding bikes along a woodland path. One loses balance in some loose gravel and falls, hurting himself badly. The other psychiatrist races back, hops off his bike, his face a mask of concern and asks: "Do you want to talk about it?"


"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday. Lying in hospitals, dying of nothing." --Comedian Redd Foxx (1922-1991)

Medical History

This week in 1989, a team of doctors at University of Chicago Hospitals implanted part of a woman's liver into her 21-month-old daughter -- the world's first successful living donor liver transplant. The human liver is the only internal organ capable of regeneration. As little as one-quarter of an original liver mass can regrow back to full size.


Med School

Q: What is the most common surgical procedure in the United States?

a) Cataract removal

b) Caesarean section


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