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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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Man Charged With Rape & Impersonating Officer

WESTBROOK (NEWS CENTER) -- A man from Westbrook is in custody, after being charged with raping a woman after he told her he was a police officer.

3:22 AM, Oct 28, 2008

Shark expert says Boothbay Harbor shark likely a great white

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)- Lots of people have seen the video of a shark off Boothbay Harbor, but was it a Great White shark?

5:13 PM, Aug 5, 2013

2014 WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival

This year's WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival will be August 23.

3:04 PM, Feb 11, 2014

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

Multi-million dollar frog problem

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, Louisiana (WDSU) - A nearly extinct amphibian could pose a multimillion dollar problem for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's largest landowner.

3:31 PM, Feb 1, 2012

Route 202 accident kills one, sends two to hospital

MONMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A two car accident Thursday morning killed one person and sent two others to the hospital.

2:12 PM, Mar 6, 2014

Why are people on Facebook turning into giraffes?

(NEWS CENTER) - Have you seen many of your friends change their Facebook profile images to giraffes? The answer is wrapped in trivia.

12:35 PM, Oct 29, 2013

What did the Exxon Valdez hit to set off a major oil spill?

a. buoy    b. iceberg    c. reef    d. ship

5:20 AM, Mar 24, 2014

One of the world's largest fish spotted in Gulf of Maine

OFF VINALHAVEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Up to ten feet long, weighing as much as two tons... they're not your average tourist.

But then, the Ocean Sunfish is the world's largest bony fish.

9:04 AM, Aug 12, 2013

20 years later: Fort Fairfield flooding flashback

FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Twenty years ago this spring, this small community on the banks of the Aroostook River was ravaged by a devastating flood.

6:25 PM, Mar 5, 2014
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