Kaiser Permanente and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting noon Friday at Walmart, 5075 Gosford Road in southwest Bakersfield, to celebrate the expansion of services at Kaiser's in-store telemedicine clinic.
At Care Corner, health care providers and patients interact using sophisticated digital stethoscopes and other devices that can be connected to high-definition video cameras designed for medical applications.
Exams take place in private rooms.
Care Corner is one of two Walmart clinics that Kaiser opened in October 2013 as part of a two-year pilot project. The other one is in Palmdale.
Previously, the clinic had only been open to Kaiser members and Walmart employees, but it is now open to the public.
Kern County Animal Services Director Shyanne Schull was part of a bachelorette party that was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas when Hurricane Odile plowed into the resort town over the weekend.
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A group of dragonflies stays afloat and clear of the water underneath in a canal. A dragonfly takes off and lands on some brush. And a hawk gains elevation as it soars.
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