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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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Oxford Casino 100 mile radius questioned

OXFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A question surrounding the distance to Hollywood Slots in Bangor could derail the Oxford Casino.

5:51 PM, Feb 17, 2011

First Carvel Ice Cream Store Closing

HARTSDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- A bit of ice cream history is melting. The original Carvel ice cream store just north of New York City served its last cone last night.

11:10 AM, Oct 6, 2008

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

Appalachian Trail to celebrate 75th

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Seventy-five years ago this week a Civilian Conservation Corp crew finished the last section of The Appalachian Trail.  The two-mile stretch, located between Sugarloaf and Spaulding mountains will host a commemoration of hearty hikers this Saturday.

5:48 PM, Aug 13, 2012

Portland, ME makes top 5 "most attractive" cities

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In a survey titled "America's Most Attractive People," Portland Maine has made the top 5.

6:31 PM, Dec 11, 2013

Caucus vs. Primary: What's the difference?

With the caucus and primary season underway, we had a discussion in our newsroom about the differences between the two, and realized even some of our staff didn't realize some of the nuances.

5:43 PM, Jan 3, 2012

Lewiston store owners welfare fraud trial starts

AUBURN, Maine (AP) - The trial of a Lewiston couple charged with obtaining nearly $60,000 in federal housing assistance while failing to disclose extensive real estate holdings and income has started.

12:06 PM, Dec 4, 2013

The music of Tall Horse

Tall Horse plays their sort of indie-folk-Americana music - maybe freak-folk? It's not a cut-and-dry genre - in the 207 Studio ahead of a show Saturday in Portland. 

12:56 PM, Feb 21, 2014

Giant hogweed found in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- If you come in contact with its sap, you could suffer severe skin rashes. The invasive plant known as giant hogweed can be found in nine counties, and 20 different sites around the state. Now the invasive plant has taken root in Bangor.

4:37 PM, Jul 6, 2012

Divers encounter rare whale shark off Florida coast

(WBBH) - Thirty miles off the coast of Naples, Florida a diver comes face to face with the largest known fish species to exist.

1:19 PM, May 21, 2013
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