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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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Maine foster care system experiences big change

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In the past 10 years, the Department of Health and Human Services has had a major change in thinking when it comes to the foster care system.

12:49 PM, May 19, 2011

Businessmen fight for share of life-size sex dolls

SAN DIEGO (NBC) -- One California sex doll maker is suing another for lost wages and share in his company's profits.

1:36 PM, Apr 15, 2010

Environmentalists worry decision made in Canada could impact Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On Thursday afternoon, the Canadian National Energy Board ruled in favor of a project that will allow tar sands oil to flow east from Alberta Provence to Montreal, Quebec.

8:24 PM, Mar 7, 2014

World's smallest puppy

EL DORADO HILLS, Cal. (KCRA) - Tiny Beyonce is now listed as the world's smallest puppy by the World Record Academy and she has her own fan club.

11:06 AM, Apr 5, 2012

Amy Grace Loyd - "The Affairs of Others"

Amy Grace Loyd's debut novel, The Affairs of Others, is about a young woman, haunted by loss, who rediscovers possibility when she's drawn into the tangled lives of her neighbors. 

4:53 PM, Oct 8, 2013

New robot-assisted surgery reverses tubal ligation

(NBC) -- Kristen Presutti is about to undo something she thought was a done deal.

11:48 AM, Jul 3, 2012

Bucksport woman pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lynn M. Bowden of Bucksport pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to embezzlement and false tax return charges.

2:13 PM, Feb 19, 2014

A Rose by Any Other Name...

(NEWS CENTER) Life is full of change. Some people embrace it. Some loath it. Either way, when we make changes on the Morning Report, everyone seems to notice. And we hear all about it.

11:15 AM, Jun 5, 2013

Popsicle stick castle trying for Guinness Record

WATERBURY, Conn. (NBC) -- Inside a Waterbury, Connecticut museum, there is an elaborate medieval castle. It's 12-feet tall and made entirely of Popsicle sticks.

12:53 PM, Dec 16, 2009
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