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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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Pinellas smoke ring mystery solved

In the end, we learned it wasn't a swarm, or exhaust fumes from an alien UFO. It wasn't an electrical problem or some construction accident either...

8:53 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Are camel spiders invading Phoenix?

A service member contacted our sister station KPNX and told them that camel spiders had stowed away in the footlockers of returning troops and are taking up residence in Arizona.

10:57 AM, Mar 7, 2012

Judge in lottery trial storms out, tells Dee Dee Moore, "You are to STOP!"

During closing arguments in her first degree murder trial, Dee Dee Moore was once again admonished by the judge to stop crying in front of the jury.

6:27 PM, Dec 10, 2012

Magic group purchases LA Sparks

A group led by Magic Johnson and some of his partners with the Los Angeles Dodgers has purchased the Los Angeles Sparks.

4:32 PM, Feb 5, 2014

Jillian Smith charged in stabbing death of Michael Espy

An argument between a couple with a history of domestic disputes turned deadly Thursday afternoon.

10:48 AM, Dec 14, 2012

Florida woman renews marriage vows with Ferris wheel named Bruce

MTV-owned Logo TV presents a show about people who claim to be in love with objects, such as cars, planes, Monopoly boards, and a Ferris wheel called Bruce.

11:32 AM, Nov 13, 2013

Caught on camera: Thief is a genuine cat burglar!

There's a cat burglar on the loose in a California community. Neighbors know who it is, but they're not pressing charges. Photo Gallery: Dusty the cat burglar on the prowl

2:18 PM, Feb 15, 2011

Easter Events: Here are a few sunrise services, egg hunts and non-traditional ways to celebrate Easter

Whether it's a sunrise service, hunting for Easter eggs or even getting your taxes done, there are lots of things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday.

10:31 PM, Apr 7, 2012

Restaurant Red Alert: State finds health code violations at Steak 'n Shake

The Park Street Steak 'n Shake location in St. Pete was written up with more than 40 violations.

11:47 PM, Mar 5, 2014

Recreational pot sales: Where the grass is much greener

The expected boon is Colorado's "green rush" -- new taxes for government and untold millions to be made by growers and merchants.

11:59 PM, Jan 4, 2014
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