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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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Alternative heating sources could save people money

OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Maine winters can be as harsh on people's wallets as they are cold.  A man in Old Town is taking advantage of alternative technology to keep his heating costs down.

4:38 PM, Oct 16, 2012

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

Maine music scene heating up

Holly Nunan gives us a rundown of the live music playing in Maine this weekend.

6:23 AM, May 17, 2013

Man arrested in triple homicide

DOVER, NH (NEWS CENTER) -- Police have charged a man from Orient, Maine with killing three people in the town of Amity last month.

2:34 PM, Jul 3, 2010

Teen survives shark attack

ORMOND BEACH, Florida (WESH) - A 17-year-old bitten on the shoulder by a shark in Ormond Beach, Florida  is recovering after receiving 30 stitches.

3:17 PM, Sep 4, 2013

Cop slaps handcuffed man

MARYLAND (NBC) -- A Maryland police officer is under investigation after striking a handcuffed suspect.

3:28 PM, Aug 7, 2012

Baby found in bag on curb rescued

CYPRESS, Texas (KPRC) - A newborn was hospitalized Wednesday after someone discarded her on a curb outside an apartment complex in northwest Harris County.

2:27 PM, Feb 20, 2013

Creating the Ideal Habitat for Your Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs are becoming increasingly popular as pets.  Sarah DiDonato from Petco shares with us some tips on the proper set up for a habitat and also explains why hermit crabs can be a great pet.

6:58 AM, Jul 17, 2013

Man kills wife, children, then himself in Dexter

DEXTER, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says a man shot and killed his estranged wife and two children Monday in their Dexter home Monday before turning the gun on himself.

5:22 PM, Jun 13, 2011

Teen Wanted Mom Dead To Pay For Girlfriend's Implants

A Colorado teenager hired men to kill his mother so he could use her money to get breast implants for his girlfriend, police said.

9:28 PM, Sep 26, 2008
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