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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...
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.
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....
"Their blood cells can be given to anyone." LeeAnn Weitekamp is the Medical Director for MI Blood
32 year ago, chaos consumed Forest Hills Central Middle School because a 14-year old girl had gone missing.
WZZM 13 Greenthumb Rick Vuyst spotted hundreds of sandy ice balls along the shoreline at Pere Marquette Beach.
An early morning fire at the Harris Building in downtown Grand Rapids started in the heating unit, says the Grand Rapids Fire Department.
Joel Leija, Jr., 20, was arrested on Tuesday, March 22, with the assistance of Wyoming Police on Burton Street SW near Clyde Park.
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Marvin Sapp received a personal
protection order against a 30-year-old Michigan doctor about three
months before she went missing, according to court documents.
A Wyoming Park High School student faces up to 15 years in prison after crashing a car - killing two of his fellow classmates.
Children face some health challenges, but family sees blessings
Grand Rapids - The Kent County sheriff's department released surveillance video today of Otis Nelson's escape from the Kent County jail.
Nelson managed to get away from authorities Tuesday afternoon as he was being brought back to the jail from the Kent County Courthouse. Nelson is on trial for shooting Officer Jason Lowrie in December of 2004.
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.
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