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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

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

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

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

Man who killed Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata armed with multiple guns

The 31-year old man who shot and killed Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata was likely armed with more than one weapon; a hand gun and a long-gun.

5:27 PM, Apr 19, 2011

13 On Your Side: Customers complain about mechanic

Several customers in Kent County say a local mechanic is taking their money and not performing the service.

6:20 PM, Apr 29, 2013

33rd anniversary of the Deanie Peters disappearance

 It remains one of the longest-running cold cases in the state of Michigan.

33-years later, there are still no answers in the disappearance of Deanie Peters.

3:01 PM, Feb 5, 2014

Pets & Diabetes

Learn about diabetes in pets and also illness caused by jerky treats.

12:46 PM, Nov 14, 2013

Naked vacation convention time in Vegas

You will have to wear clothes to the daily meetings about what promoters call "the joy of nakationing" June 1 and 2 in Las Vegas. But you can strip down at nightly pool parties.

9:56 AM, May 15, 2012
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