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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....

231-pound halibut caught in Alaska

Dirk Whitsitt, a construction worker from Kansas, caught the fish of a lifetime only an hour into his first fishing trip in Alaska.

1:40 PM, Sep 11, 2013

Gainesville man built his house out of 12 shipping containers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Shipping containers are extremely durable designed to withstand high winds, salt water and hold 60,000 lbs. so why not stack them and turn them into a house?

11:49 PM, Nov 15, 2012

Four UF Doctors Disciplined For Misuse of University Funds

By Jackelyn Barnard
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The University of Florida is taking action following a First Coast News I-team report. At least four staffers have been disciplined for their role in the alleged Misuse of UF research funds.

12:16 AM, Feb 28, 2004

Denney Sentenced To Life In Prison For Waitress Murder

By Kyle Meenan
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The man convicted of killing a Jacksonville Beach waitress six years ago has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

8:02 PM, May 9, 2005

Erin Hawley

Erin Hawley joins the First Coast from the Emerald Coast, where she was the weekend anchor and reporter at WMBB in Panama City.

8:21 PM, Dec 14, 2012

Nursing student wants change after failing exam

 A local nursing student was looking forward to graduation, but now she says she won't be getting her diploma and is determined to create change at her school because of it.

5:39 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Jacksonville man and his teenage son die in crash on Florida's Turnpike

YEEHAW JUNCTION, Fla. -- A father and his teenage son from Jacksonville were killed in a crash on the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County.

11:22 PM, Sep 22, 2012

Looking for love on Craigslist and busted for prostitution

A local woman believes she was unfairly busted for prostitution after looking for love on Craigslist. Turns out the man who befriended her online was an undercover cop.

12:26 PM, Apr 30, 2013

New VERO technology changing cancer treatment

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Being diagnosed with cancer is a scary time in a person's life. Big decisions about treatment options have to be made and new technology at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute at Shands Jacksonville may help those whose cancer has begun to spread.

6:45 AM, Jan 2, 2013
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