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‘Super lice’ are a vexing problem for parents in Central Valley

Head lice, the scourge of many a parent during the school year, do not take the summer off. Wherever children congregate – day care, summer camp or summer school – lice can spread, and the bugs are increasingly resistant to over-the-counter treatments.

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Senior living facilities taking shape in north Modesto

Two projects in north Modesto will provide more housing options for residents with memory problems and seniors who want to stay independent for as long as possible. El Rio Memory Care Community off Dale Road, east of the Kaiser hospital, is on schedule to open in mid-September with rooms for 72 residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Health & Fitness

Senior living facilities taking shape in north Modesto

Two projects in north Modesto will provide more housing options for residents with memory problems and seniors who want to stay independent for as long as possible. El Rio Memory Care Community off Dale Road, east of the Kaiser hospital, is on schedule to open in mid-September with rooms for 72 residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Less invasive heart valve replacement

Doctors at Memorial Medical Center have introduced transcatheter aortic valve replacement as an alternative to open-heart surgery to treat life-threatening aortic valve stenosis. As shown in this animation, a catheter is inserted in the patient and threaded to the heart to replace the aortic valve.

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Dissolving heart stent debuts at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock

Dr. Ali Reza implanted a heart stent in a patient last month that will perform a disappearing act after the artery is healed. The procedure was done at Turlock’s Emanuel Medical Center, one of the first hospitals to use what could be the next generation of stents to treat heart disease. But will the new device be widely used at medical centers in the region?

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Less invasive heart valve replacement

Doctors at Memorial Medical Center have introduced transcatheter aortic valve replacement as an alternative to open-heart surgery to treat life-threatening aortic valve stenosis. As shown in this animation, a catheter is inserted in the patient and threaded to the heart to replace the aortic valve.
Less invasive heart valve replacement 3:31

Less invasive heart valve replacement

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What is Elizabethkingia and how do you get it?

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What you should know about sun protection and using sun screen

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Watch the Sierra snowmelt from January to June