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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

Deanie Peters' parents share their pain after 32 years

32 year ago, chaos consumed Forest Hills Central Middle School because a 14-year old girl had gone missing.

9:33 PM, Feb 5, 2013

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

Muskegon County sheriff investigating online leak of criminal report on Craigslist

The case involves the arrest of Edward Higgins, who owns several Muskegon County towing companies. A posting that appeared on Craigslist last week includes portions of Higgins' arrest report and his mugshot from the Muskegon County Jail.

6:38 PM, Jun 30, 2010

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

Friends for Life Pilates

Recovering from a mastectomy can be a long journey both physically and emotionally and a new program is helping women through both of these stages.

4:18 PM, Dec 13, 2013

UPDATE: Nathaniel Abraham sentenced to 93 days in jail

A judge this afternoon sentenced Nathaniel Abraham, one of the youngest convicted murderers in Michigan history, to 93 days in jail for driving on a suspended license.

5:23 PM, Oct 6, 2008
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