By selecting Create Account, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
Continue as a Guest

Sorry, there was a problem.

An unexpected error occurred and your request couldn't be handled. Please call a Dignity Health representative at
(844) 274-8497
Chat with us here.

Reference code:
Continue as a Guest

Health is a Way of Life

We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
Confused Guy
Personal Health

What Does the Appendix Do? Shining New Light on an Age-Old Question

Randall Gerber / JULY 23, 2017

What does the appendix do? When facing this question, scientists have long used the terms "redundant" and "useless," telling patients that it's simply a remnant from eons ago that human development never got around to eliminating or an organ that only occasionally become infected with appendicitis, requiring removal. But now, scientists know that your appendix actually has a purpose.

Posted in Personal Health

Find A Doctor

is currently undergoing maintenance.

We are upgrading our service.
We'll be back as soon as we can.

Hello humankindness: Explore and Share Some Good With Us

Explore Our Regions