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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

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

6-year-old boy dies after accident at Great Wolf Lodge

A 6-year-old boy from Livonia, Michigan died last night after an accident at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City.

9:50 AM, Aug 21, 2008

Accident stops I-96 traffic near Portland

The crash has been cleared and traffic is starting to move again through this area.

3:54 PM, Nov 21, 2012

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

Lauren Stanton

Lauren Stanton joined WZZM 13 in the Spring of 2000.

12:54 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Derek Francis

Derek anchors the Monday-Friday morning news with Lauren Stanton and Meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer from 5-7a.m. He is also the "Super Saver" reporter which features stories about ways to save money and he does a weekly gardening segment called "Greenthumb" with a very punny Rick Vuyst. 

12:55 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Guy Vanderjagt has died

Guy VanderJagt, 75, died in Virginia this morning of pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and daughter, Virginia.

4:04 PM, Jun 22, 2007

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
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