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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

Update: Drug dealer who had his face, fingertips altered gets life

A federal judge issued a life sentenced today to a high-level drug dealer who hauled cocaine and marijuana to Detroit by the busload and traveled to Mexico to have nine plastic surgeries and his fingerprints removed to avoid identification.

9:45 PM, Dec 14, 2009

West Michigan sex trafficking investigation

You may not think that West Michigan is a hot spot for sex trafficking. But a national organization finds Michigan's women, girls and young boys are at risk.

8:18 AM, May 14, 2013

La Shish owner's son files appeal

The son of fugitive La Shish restaurant chain owner Talal Chahine filed an appeal Thursday to overturn his 2005 murder conviction, saying federal agents seized 14 cassette tapes from the elder Chahine during a raid that were kept out of the trial.

2:38 AM, Apr 17, 2009

Lauren Stanton

Lauren Stanton joined WZZM 13 in the Spring of 2000.

12:54 PM, Apr 12, 2013

Detroit: Arrest made in murder of 16-year-old escort

Prosecutors charged a man today in connection with the stabbing and strangulation of a 16-year-old girl, who worked for an escort service.

10:49 AM, Feb 10, 2007

Details from Michael Elliot's 1993 murder trial

The convicted murderer who escaped from a medium security state prison in Ionia has a long criminal record, including a quadruple homicide in 1993 that landed him in prison for life.

7:21 PM, Feb 3, 2014

Stacia Kalinoski

Stacia Kalinoski is a Multimedia Journalist who joined WZZM 13 News in January 2012.

3:48 PM, Feb 5, 2013

Ottawa county accident

West Olive Township - An accident on an Ottawa County road sent 3 people to the hospital this morning.

1:34 PM, Jun 1, 2006

Man describes near death experience and story of guardian angels

We've all heard about people having near death experiences, but tonight, we hear from a man who says he died and came back to life.

9:49 AM, Jul 24, 2013
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