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.
Modesto police joined with teams from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, Stanislaus Probation, Modesto Fire Department, and the HEART Team to clean up 10 tons of debris from under the Dry Creek bridge at Yosemite/Morton.
Central Catholic was slow to start, but the Raiders’ Justin Traina and Malcolm Clayton rallied the road warriors in a 59-55 victory at Weston Ranch. Central Catholic improved to 15-2 on the road this season.
The Turlock Police Department released surveillance video of people at The Vista apartment complex on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Police believe several water valves were opened that led to massive flooding at the apartment complex.