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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....

Fighting Fat

The Secret To Losing 180 Pounds

7:55 PM, Sep 6, 2011

Turn on your TV or open just about any magazine and you're probably going to come across some kind of miracle product claiming to help ...

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans; Vans Can Shift Out Of Park

The recall covers Siennas from model years 2004 and 2005 and 2007 to 2009. The vehicle could be shifted without the brake pedal being depressed.

5:56 PM, Sep 26, 2013

10 Laws Every NC College Student Needs To Know

Whether it involves drinking, drugs, hazing, or date rape, college students-including good kids from good families-can inadvertently stumble into a minefield of legal problems. Most assume it won't happen to them.

2:00 PM, Jan 6, 2011

Asheville To Stop Funding Bele Chere For 2014

City Council made it official two weeks ago when it adopted its 2013-14 fiscal year's budget. It didn't include any money for Bele Chere next year.

1:20 PM, Jul 9, 2013

Mega Millions Lottery Game: 10 Most Drawn Numbers

Picking the ten most-drawn Mega Millions numbers could improve your odds of winning.

10:45 PM, Mar 28, 2012

Bank of America Gets Pad Locked After Homeowner Forecloses On It

The owners were able to prove they didn't owe the bank, because they paid cash for the house!

7:07 AM, Jun 5, 2011

Grow sweet potato vines while you're trapped inside this winter

If kids are itching to play in the yard when it's cold outside, plant sweet potato vines inside to give them another reason to look forward to spring.

10:07 AM, Feb 20, 2013

Betty Broderick's Son Calls Her Dangerous At Parole Hearing

Former San Diego socialite Betty Broderick was denied parole Thursday for fatally shooting her ex-husband and his new wife in their bed in 1989.

9:42 PM, Nov 13, 2011

Police Officer Dies During 3-Way Sex, Widow Wins $3 Million In Lawsuit

A true story that sounds like a novel or movie: a Police Officer, adultery, infidelity, a Ménage a Trois & medical malpractice.

9:46 AM, Jun 10, 2012

9 Arrested In Greensboro Group Robberies Cases

Police in Greensboro have arrested nine people in connection with a string of group robberies. 

12:27 PM, Dec 19, 2013

Teen Who Killed Boyfriend During Sex Will Be Charged As Adult

Police said the teenager strangled her boyfriend and then cut him with a razor.

8:09 PM, Jan 23, 2014
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