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Medtronic’s new direct aortic approach to TAVI wins European approval

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 21:15:32

European regulators have approved the delivery of Medtronic‘s CoreValve System using a new direct aortic approach in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less-invasive...

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Breast implant problems can be stopped with conscientious doctors

Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:43:43

This year began with a breast implant scandal. This one has brought back memories of the one early in my private practice. The current one involves the PIP-branded breast implants produced by the French company Poly Implant Prothese and rebranded by the Dutch company Rofil as Rofil M-implants breast implants. The first one involved silicone implants made by American companies including Dow Corning who no longer makes breast implants. The picture of 3 implants includes: top -- an old McGhan double lumen (silicone gel implant surrounded by a saline implant); bottom left – Dow Corning textured silicone implant; and bottom right – Dow Corning smooth silicone implant. Dow Corning has not made breast implants since approximately 1992.

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Minimally invasive weight loss device maker quietly raises $2.75 million

Thu, 24 May 2012 20:47:32

Although it’s trying to keep quiet about its product, a medical device startup developing a new treatment for obesity revealed this week it’s in the middle of raising $5.5 million....

Why is O negative blood so special

"Their blood cells can be given to anyone." LeeAnn Weitekamp is the Medical Director for MI Blood

3:49 PM, May 28, 2013

UAW Local 167 members will vote on a new contract with General Motors

Workers at the only remaining General Motors plant in West Michigan will vote again on a new contract later this week.

2:51 PM, Apr 6, 2010

Try It Before You Buy It: Bacon Wave

The Bacon Wave microwave bacon tray claims it can give you the frying pan taste without the frying pan.

8:08 PM, Jan 24, 2013

Does the IRS owe you money? Here is the complete list of Michiganders

Here's the list of 1,843 Michiganders who are owed tax refunds from the federal government, but the post office has returned their checks as undeliverable to the Internal Revenue Service

10:24 AM, Oct 26, 2005

Juliet Dragos

I've been here at WZZM TV 13 as the weeknight co-anchor since April of 1991!

1:04 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Food trucks get a permanent home in Grand Rapids

City planning commission voted unanimously to allow the Grand Rapids Art Museum to host two food trucks on its property for 200 days out of the year.

6:16 PM, Sep 13, 2013

Wine, Beer Trail now offered in West Michigan

 If you are looking for a new way to quench your thirst, you may want to check out the newly launched, West Michigan Wine And Beer Trail.

4:17 AM, May 28, 2012

Deanie Peters' parents share their pain after 32 years

32 year ago, chaos consumed Forest Hills Central Middle School because a 14-year old girl had gone missing.

9:33 PM, Feb 5, 2013

Jeremiah Wright urges racial understanding at NAACP dinner

DETROIT - The simple message that being different doesn't mean a person is deficient was delivered with passion, anger, even humor Sunday night by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright as the controversial Chicago minister captivated a sell-out crowd at the NAACP's Freedom Fund dinner.

4:09 AM, Apr 28, 2008

10 shocking facts of "blade runner" murder case

The Oscar Pistorius saga took another bizarre turn on Thursday. USA TODAY Sports looks back at the first week of the ongoing case and picked the 10 most shocking facts yet.

11:19 AM, Feb 22, 2013
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