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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

Northwest Flight 2501 crashed into Lake Michigan June 23, 1950

At the time, it was considered America's worst commercial aviation disaster. Today, it remains one of our country's most mysterious plan crashes.

6:31 PM, May 16, 2012

First bionic eye surgeries happen in Michigan

It sounds like science fiction, but the first surgeries to implant a type of bionic eye into patients have happened here in Michigan.

9:04 PM, Feb 2, 2014

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

Red Light Therapy: The new fountain of youth?

Red Light Therapy promises to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fade sun spots, and improve cellulite and women say it works.

3:00 PM, Jul 25, 2011

POSITION: MULTI MEDIA JOURNALIST

Our focus is solid journalism and storytelling, but you must also respond quickly to any breaking or developing news.

10:08 AM, Feb 10, 2014

3 charged with armed robbery of Paul Medawar Jewelers

Three men -- one armed with a pistol -- jumped the counter at Paul Medawar Jewelers at 4518 Plainfield Ave. NE Tuesday morning.

4:46 PM, Oct 6, 2010
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