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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

Impact of social media on eating disorders

(WVIT) - The images are everywhere: skin and bone, protruding hips, and tips how on how to eat less, and it is everywhere on social media; it's called "thinspiration."

2:23 PM, Jun 11, 2012

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

What color is the mask worn by Michelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

a. red    b. orange    c. blue    d. purple

6:27 AM, Nov 1, 2011

50 years ago, Beatles appeared on 'Sullivan'

UNDATED (AP) - It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

5:10 PM, Feb 9, 2014

Governor slams Democrats as "irresponsible," wants John Martin back

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Governor Paul LePage today had some of his toughest words yet for the Democrats leading the Maine Legislature.

7:08 PM, Mar 13, 2014

Florida motorcycle charity ride turns deadly

WINTER SPRINGS, Fl. (WESH) - Four people have been arrested after a weekend shooting that left two dead and one hurt in Winter Springs, Florida.

11:23 AM, Oct 2, 2012

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan undergoes cancer treatment

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Newly elected Portland Mayor, Micheal Brennan, announced today that over the weekend he had surgery to remove a carcinoid tumor from his small intestine.

11:32 PM, Dec 29, 2011

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
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