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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

WZZM 13 Expands High School Sports Coverage

WZZM 13, the Grand Rapids ABC affiliate owned by Gannett Co., Inc., introduces expanded high school football coverage to students and fans of high school sports throughout West Michigan with

1:15 PM, Aug 10, 2010

One woman killed in crash on Lake Michigan Drive

An Allendale woman is dead after a head on crash on Lake Michigan Drive.

4:48 AM, Oct 7, 2011

Does the IRS owe you money? Here is the complete list of Michiganders

Here's the list of 1,843 Michiganders who are owed tax refunds from the federal government, but the post office has returned their checks as undeliverable to the Internal Revenue Service

10:24 AM, Oct 26, 2005

Mackinaw Captain Removed From Duty

Grand Haven - The Coast Guard's 9th District commander, Rear Adm. Robert Papp, has recommended permanent relief for the commander of the new Great Lakes icebreaker Mackinaw following a collision Dec. 12 that dented the yet-to-be-commissioned ship.

10:20 AM, Jan 12, 2006

High School Football Scoreboard - Week 4

Scores as they come in...alphabetical by leading or winning team.

12:12 AM, Sep 21, 2013

"13 On Your Sidelines" - Get Pumped!

Sports director Tom Clyde breaks down what we're looking forward to as the 2011 season begins.

8:28 PM, Sep 1, 2011
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