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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

Injured hunter chooses death over paralysis

Tim woke up in the hospital. He couldn't move. His family told him they'd asked the doctors to bring him out of a drug-induced coma. They had terrible news - and a horrific question to ask.

9:33 AM, Nov 7, 2013

Aaron's Adventure: Jumping at the Sky Zone

Aaron travels to the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Kentwood.

8:19 AM, Mar 30, 2013

Student charged with drunk driving after deadly crash

A Wyoming Park High School student faces up to 15 years in prison after crashing a car - killing two of his fellow classmates.

11:32 AM, May 22, 2012

Made in Michigan: Howard Miller clocks

Zeeland-based Howard Miller has been making a timeless device for decades. 

7:52 PM, Feb 4, 2013

Plans call for multiple Chick-fil-A restaurants in Michigan

Chick-fil-A representatives have confirmed for WZZM 13 that the restaurant chain intends to open new stores in West Michigan.

7:16 PM, Jun 13, 2013

WEIRD: Oklahoma chupacabra actually is a hairless raccoon

Can you name this animal?

12:46 PM, Mar 5, 2010

You Go Girl! Calvin's Verkaik Scores 46

Calvin College freshman Carissa Verkaik broke a 14-year old MIAA single game scoring record Wednesday night.

5:40 PM, Feb 18, 2010

Made in Michigan: Medallion Instrumentation

The Lakeshore business, Medallion Instrumentation Systems, is riding a record wave of success this year by producing electronics that every boat and vehicle in the world needs.

5:16 PM, Aug 20, 2012
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