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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

Try It Before You Buy It: Worx GT 2.0 3-in-1 Trimmer and Edger

The WORX GT 2.0 is a 3-in-1 grass trimmer, edger, and mini mower all in one lithium powered lawn tool. For anyone who's lugged around extension cords or had to fire up a gas powered tool, the idea of a lithium powered trimmer and edger seems like a much more convenient idea.

7:10 AM, Aug 23, 2013

Grand Rapids Commission supports "new, hip" parking concept

City Commissioners Tuesday gave their blessings to what a developer called "a new, hip concept" that will combines a major new parking ramp with offices, stores and condominiums.

11:41 AM, Nov 27, 2007

Infusing health care options: Demand for outpatient infusion therapy seems likely to rise - provide nurses a niche

With a push toward outpatient services and changes in medical coverage, demand for outpatient infusion therapy nurses is expected to rise.

10:02 AM, Aug 12, 2008

Try It Before You Buy It: Crayola Marker Maker

 First came the Crayola Crayon Maker, but the latest Crayola product creates little scientists with the Crayola Marker Maker.

8:05 PM, Dec 5, 2013

UPDATE: Quixtar VS. IBO's; court hearing continues for a 3rd day

Grand Rapids - A judge is expected to rule Thursday on whether several hundred Quixtar employees will keep their jobs. The

12:15 PM, Aug 23, 2007

30- and 90-Day Weather Outlook for West Michigan

West Michigan may see cold, wet weather continuing into February with temperatures moderating in March and April; however, it may continue to be wet into spring.

12:29 AM, Jan 21, 2011

Summer Gadgets

See home hassle-free and inexpensive summer gadgets and apps.

2:08 PM, Aug 2, 2013

Mystery of the Michigan Triangle

The lore of Lake Michigan isn't limited to its beautiful beaches and open water.

9:35 AM, Nov 8, 2007

Sprint customers angry over poor service

Several Sprint customers in West Michigan are having trouble with their service and they claim they aren't getting answers from the company. A number of them called 13 On Your Side for help.

5:37 PM, Mar 16, 2011
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