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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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Portland named as recruiting center for al-Shabaab terrorists

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A leading American expert on terrorism says Al-Shabaab has attempted to recruit people in Maine.

6:46 PM, Sep 22, 2013

Fryeburg Fair kicks off for 163rd year

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) - Maine's biggest agricultural fair kicks off Sunday with the promise of more than 3,000 animals, harness racing, pig scrambles, scores of food booths, exhibition halls and a midway with more than 50 rides.

10:37 PM, Sep 29, 2013

Pumpkin Regatta wraps up Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (NECN) -- As the name suggests, Pumpkinfest in Damariscotta celebrates all things pumpkin.

3:37 PM, Oct 14, 2013

Maine Heirloom Apples Being Saved

Palermo, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- John Bunker is no Johnny Appleseed.  He's much more knowledgeable and scientific as he locates, collects and conserves the heirloom apple varieties of Maine.

10:58 AM, Oct 15, 2012

Shiloh Pepin Dies

PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER) -- A young girl from Kennebunk with a rare deformity has died. Shiloh Pepin was born with a deformity known as sirenomelia or "mermaid syndrome", where the legs are fused together.

5:10 PM, Oct 23, 2009

Ask the expert: Oil burner vs. electric water heater

...which option is more affordable?  

4:58 PM, Jan 14, 2013

Cindy Williams, Anchor

Cindy Williams has been anchoring NEWS CENTER's evening newscasts since 1989.

10:41 AM, Aug 13, 2013

Pepin's legacy continues, one year after her death

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It's been almost a year since Shiloh Pepin, the Mainer with Mermaid Syndrome, died at the age of 10.

2:25 PM, Oct 12, 2010

Sharon Rose Vaznis, Anchor

"We take our work seriously. But we don't take ourselves seriously ." That's how Sharon Rose Vaznis describes her role as part of the highly rated NEWS CENTER Morning Report team

7:47 AM, Sep 11, 2013
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