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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....

Amanda Knox: 'I have a life that I want to live'

With another murder trial in Italy looming, the former exchange student recalls dark days in prison and thoughts of suicide while hoping that one day she'll visit her slain roommate's grave.

11:04 AM, Apr 30, 2013

Two Charter Schools Approved for Bibb

The Bibb County School board has voted in favor of bringing two new charter schools to Bibb county.

6:22 AM, Sep 20, 2013

Rapraeger Mammogram Case Could Go to Trial in April

Rachel Rapraeger, accused of mishandling more than 1,200 mammograms, pleaded not guilty, again, Wednesday.

5:39 PM, Nov 14, 2012

Perry Patient "Shocked" and "Angry" Over Mishandled Mammogram

Miriam Mizell was one of the nearly 1,300 women whose mammograms were mishandled at Perry Hospital. She was diagnosed with breast cancer about five months ago.

11:03 PM, Sep 7, 2010

Centerville Tells Spiritual Store to Stop Telling Fortunes

The City of Centerville says has asked a spiritual store to stop breaking city law by telling fortunes.

6:23 PM, Apr 15, 2010

RECIPE: How to Make 'Coca-Cola Brisket'

Bill Sirmon shows how to prepare a Coca-Cola Brisket.

2:54 PM, Jun 7, 2013

Flint River Hospital Closing Emergency Room

Earlier this month, some people in Macon County warned that closing the emergency room would mean longer ambulance trips for the injured and ill, to Perry or Americus.

7:04 AM, Sep 2, 2013

Mammogram Suspect Rachael Rapraeger Pleads Not Guilty

Rachael Rapraeger faces 10 counts of reckless conduct and 10 counts of computer fraud, because she handled test results for 10 women who actually have breast cancer.

4:36 PM, Nov 17, 2010

Houston County Schools Hold Graduation Ceremonies

Graduating seniors in Houston County earned their diplomas Saturday.

9:17 PM, May 25, 2013

Fox Show Takes New Look at Tara Grinstead Case

Tara Grinstead, an Irwin County school teacher, disappeared without a trace in October 2005.

3:27 PM, Nov 21, 2012
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