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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....

School system halts world studies field trips after mosque controversy

Students will no longer be allowed to take field trips to religious venues after the stepfather of a Hendersonville High School student accused the school system of promoting Islam, starting another debate about the role of religion in Sumner County schools.

8:40 PM, Sep 23, 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

6 Charged in Deadly Flagler County Home Invasion

FLAGLER COUNTY, FL -- Six people are facing charges in connection with the December 2007 shooting death of a man from Palm Coast. 

11:04 AM, Apr 24, 2009

After Weather Delay, USS Roosevelt Returns to Mayport

MAYPORT, Fla. --  After a slight delay due to bad weather in the Atlantic, the USS Roosevelt will return to Mayport this afternoon.

11:28 AM, Nov 9, 2011

Mother-Daughter Team Rescues 40 Animals in Six Months

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They take in animals who have run out of chances.

4:53 PM, Oct 19, 2011

Dolphins in the water don't mean you are safe from sharks

You might feel safe when you see dolphins while swimming in the ocean or river. However, seeing the animal doesn't mean you are safe.

9:00 AM, Aug 12, 2013

Girl Born Without a Face Gets New Sister

GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Clay County girl was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder which left her without almost half the bones in her face. Now, there's a new bright spot in this girl's life.

12:29 PM, Feb 19, 2010

Underworld saint becoming more popular in US

Clad in a black nun's robe and holding a scythe in one hand, Santa Muerte appeals to people seeking all manner of otherworldly help.

10:56 AM, Mar 4, 2013

Student describes discovery of Kendrick Johnson's body

The camera aimed in the general direction of where Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat in January did not record how his body ended up there because the device was motion activated and the mat was out of its range, a sheriff's investigator told NBC News.

8:23 AM, Nov 7, 2013

FSCJ Bargains For Non-Students

JACKSONVILLE - These days everyone is looking for a great deal.  Look no further than the Florida Community College of Jacksonville's North Campus for everyday services at unbelieable prices.  The school has training programs for students who need to practice their craft.  The public pays just pennies on the dollar for haircuts, perms, facials, manicures, dental work, massages and gourmet dining.

11:45 AM, Oct 31, 2011
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