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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 Ottawa High School student killed in crash

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says 16 year old Justin Van Raalte was killed today in a crash.

9:36 PM, Oct 2, 2009

Police Charge Terrill Bird with Death of Mother and Child

Grand Rapids- The Grand Rapids Police have finally charged a man with the murder of a mother and her young child.

1:55 PM, Jun 30, 2005

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

Made in Michigan: Solar Street Lights USA

Holland-based Solar Street Lights USA makes a product that can't be found anywhere else in the state and the company says its even saving people's lives.

6:57 PM, Sep 26, 2012

Do's & Don'ts For Job Applications

10:30 AM, Mar 15, 2010

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

Margarita Grill liquor license not revoked

The Grand Rapids City Commission agreed to let the owner of the building, Arena Station, keep the license as long as they sign off on an agreement with the city.

3:34 PM, Sep 16, 2008

MUST SEE: We play Stump the sports fanatic with WZZM 13's Jeff White

It is a great time in Michigan to talk about sports.

8:36 PM, Oct 11, 2011
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