Bed bugs are parasitic insects that bite the skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood. They hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and objects around a bed. Dr. Bobbi Pruitt of the Mayo Clinic describes some methods for tackling these unwanted hitchhikers.
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.
An outbreak of infections caused by a bacterium called Elizabethkingia anophelis has killed 20 people in three states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It was first reported in Wisconsin, and has now spread to Illinois and Michigan. The bacteria is found in the soil but it is unusual to see it cause infections in humans, says Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh.
The Tuolumne River was flowing big in 2017 after the floodgates at Don Pedro Reservoir were opened last Presidents Day. We shot some scenes from the Hickman Bridge, Dry Creek, South Santa Cruz Avenue and the Ninth Street Bridge. We did the same on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Take a look at the comparisons.
A year ago Tuesday, the spillway opened at Don Pedro Reservoir for only the second time in its 47-year history. The operators warned that the Tuolumne River could rise as much as 10 feet in Modesto as the water rushed down.
The small town newspaper in Jackson, Calif., has adopted augmented reality technology similar to that used in the Pokemon Go game. If you hold your phone over the newspaper, pictures and video spring to life.
Local law enforcement surprised Beyer junior and aspiring K-9 officer Baylie Hankins with the ride along — and fly along — of her dreams Friday. The 16-year-old was treated to a full day of activities, including flying on a sheriff’s department helicopter and the chance to meet more than two dozen police dogs.
David Hogg, a senior and student reporter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recorded interviews with some of his classmates on February 14 as they were hiding from an active shooter in the school. Hogg told the Sun Sentinel, a newspaper he told Storyful he volunteers with, that he heard gunshots during a science class, followed by a fire alarm going off. After initially trying to run away, Hogg was gathered with other students in a classroom by a culinary instructor. While there, he interviewed fellow students about what was happening, and about their views on gun control.At least 17 people were killed in the attack. The suspect, a former student, was detained by police.
Tom Steyer, a billionaire activist, philanthropist and environmentalist, is known for his attacks on TV of President Donald Trump. He didn’t let up on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, while visiting The Modesto Bee.