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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

Snow plow and truck involved in I-96 crash

Westbound I-96 has reopened after a multiple vehicle crash involving a snow plow.

1:41 PM, Jan 7, 2014

Hooters to close Grand Rapids restaurant

Hooters announced it will close its only restaurant in the city of Grand Rapids.

9:41 PM, Apr 3, 2012

The Ada Witch: Fact or fiction?

For nearly 150 years, an urban legend has been shared in a West Michigan community.

5:24 PM, Oct 31, 2013

Mullet Lake mansion for sale: $12.9 million

The mansion built in 1990 sits on 28 private acres outside on Mullet Lake near Cheboygan.

8:05 PM, Jun 9, 2013

Breakfast of champions: Michael Phelps' appetite is famous in Ann Arbor

It was easy to tell when swimmer Michael Phelps was in the midst of a particularly grueling training period.

7:18 AM, Aug 14, 2008

Lauren Stanton

Lauren Stanton joined WZZM 13 in the Spring of 2000.

12:54 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Police believe man found in snow was clubbed to death

His family say they cant imagine who would murder Jose Hernandez or why his body was found alongside his running car.

10:40 PM, Jan 8, 2014

Emotional Testimony From Online Predator Victim

Alicia Kozakiewicz Was a Victim of an Internet Sex Crime

9:07 AM, Oct 18, 2007
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