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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

Pink umbrellas form 'ribbon of hope'

The group used pink umbrellas to create a 'ribbon of hope' in Ah Nab Awen park. It was one of two events Spectrum Health held Monday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

8:25 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Michigan telemarketing firm takes huge chunk out of charity donations

For the past dozen years, Associated Community Services has put its banks of script-reading phone solicitors to work for the veterans group, dialing into homes and convincing people to give up their credit card number and make a donation.

2:18 PM, Dec 23, 2013

Girl mauled by raccoon undergoes surgery

Charlotte Ponce is slowly becoming the little girl she always dreamed she would be.

11:41 PM, Nov 16, 2012

Jessica Heeringa missing two months, private investigator reveals new clues

WZZM hired a licensed private investigator to go beyond what our reporters were doing. We are not identifying her so as to not jeopardize her work.

6:51 AM, Jun 19, 2013

Eric & Sarah Knysz suspected in shooting of MSP trooper Paul Butterfield

A 19-year old man and his pregnant wife face charges in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper, according to a family member.

7:26 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Learn more about the Sky Zone indoor trampoline park.

11:30 AM, Jan 28, 2013

Father of suspected cop killer, Eric Knysz, speaks to WZZM

John Knysz, the father of Eric Knysz, who is suspected of killing a Michigan State Police trooper, spoke with WZZM 13 News Tuesday.

8:01 AM, Sep 11, 2013

Snake in a couch: Grand Rapids woman finds boa in curbside sofa

Two months after she moved a second hand couch into her bedroom, A Grand Rapids woman discovered a boa constrictor was living under the cushions.

10:37 AM, Dec 31, 2013

New developments in mysterious Michigan plane crash

A shipwreck researcher claims to have solved a mystery surrounding a tragic plane crash nearly 60 years ago.

4:26 AM, Sep 12, 2008
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