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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....

Men responsible for Veto Street home invasion, rape sentenced

Four men who admitted their roles in a home invasion on Grand Rapids' west side are headed to prison -- serving consecutive sentences -- for assaulting the residents and and raping a woman.

10:43 PM, May 29, 2013

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

Three arraigned in home invasion and rape in Grand Rapids

All five suspects accused of a robbery and rape at a Grand Rapids home are now in custody.

10:44 PM, Jun 8, 2012

GRPD investigates sexual assault and home invasion

Grand Rapids Police are looking for up to five men involved in a sexual assault and home invasion overnight.

9:54 PM, Jun 4, 2012

Toxic algae catches beachgoers by suprise

Toxic blue-green algae is spreading from Dunton Park to Holland State Park. Health officials say it's been known to develop before but rarely to this extent.

7:35 PM, Aug 21, 2012

Mom wants Detroit to close topless club that hired her 14-year-old girl

"I don't want this to happen to no other 14-year-olds," said the woman, whose daughter's alleged a months-long stint as a dancer at All Star on 8 Mile Rd. led to abuse charges to be filed against a manager there.

5:49 PM, Apr 23, 2010

Social Media Specialist

WZZM 13, the Gannett owned ABC affiliate, in Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking an innovative, motivated and creative individual to be our Social Media Specialist (SMS).  Successful candidate must be passionate about social media and should be an adept social media producer.

1:24 PM, Jan 6, 2014

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

Police arrest 'dangerous crew' for break-in

Capt. Jeffrey Hertel says one person -- 19-year-old James Edward Hodges -- is wanted in connection with Monday's attack.  Hodges is black, 5'8" and 120 lbs.

7:41 AM, Jun 8, 2012

Do's & Don'ts For Job Applications

10:30 AM, Mar 15, 2010
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