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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....

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Fighting Obesity
Eating Healthy

5 Day Meal Plan

12:54 PM, Sep 1, 2011

This medical doctor and registered dietitian approved 5 day meal plan is designed to jumpstart your weight loss, fuel your body and ...

New implantable device for sleep apnea

It's estimated one out of every 15 Americans has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

7:26 AM, May 2, 2011

Michelle Laven battles rapid, rare form of brain damage

When the odds are one in a million, everything is wrong when those odds are beaten.

7:37 AM, Apr 18, 2011

Auto insurers dub hail storm a 'catastrophe'

Several auto insurance companies have declared this storm a "catastrophe," a category based on the number of claims being filed.

6:16 AM, Aug 13, 2013

A waitress' wage -- more or less than minimum?

At the age of 15, Jill Gegen landed a job as a dishwasher at a restaurant. One night, in the middle of a fish fry, two waitresses threw

11:03 AM, Mar 30, 2009

Rainbow Looms bracelets latest craze for kids

A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.

6:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013

South High student group hosts meeting on racial dialogue

On Wednesday night, about 100 students attended a private dinner with South High staff, sharing their concerns about the school's cultural gap.

7:33 PM, Feb 20, 2013

Teacher quits after nude photo appears on porn site

A Christian school teacher placed on paid leave last week after a nude photo of her surfaced on the Internet quit over the weekend, school officials confirmed Monday.

3:27 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Amy Taylor's story: Mom losing battle with cancer leaves legacy for her children

Amy and Warren Taylor are individually many things but together they are, simply, a love story.

4:04 PM, Sep 28, 2009

Teen suicide - lessons from the death of a star high school athlete

link to suicide forum
Walking comes naturally about a year into our lives.

1:32 AM, May 20, 2008
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