Agency adds $9 million in services for mental health

By Marissa Harshman December 18, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Mental health services will become more robust in Southwest Washington in 2015.

Clark County acupuncturist's license suspended

By Marissa Harshman December 18, 2014 10:28 a.m.

State health officials have suspended the license of Kooyeoll K. “Eric” Jung, the Clark County acupuncturist charged with second-degree rape.

14 charged in meningitis outbreak

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press December 17, 2014 8:46 p.m.

BOSTON — Mold and bacteria were in the air and on workers' gloved fingertips. Pharmacists used expired ingredients, didn't properly sterilize them and failed to test drugs for purity before sending them to hospitals and pain clinics. Employees falsified logs to make it look as if the so-called clean rooms had been disinfected.

PeaceHealth endowment honors Miller

By Marissa Harshman December 15, 2014 7:49 p.m.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation has created a $1 million endowment to fund continuing education for neuroscience caregivers.

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having babies

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.

Pool exercises help joint recovery, fitness

By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen.

New way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict's high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. But there's a fundamental problem with prescribing an addict a daily medication that makes it impossible to get high: When the urge to use overwhelms the urge to quit — as it so often does — the struggling addict can easily discontinue the medication and go back to his illicit habit.

Study: Hour of daily physical activity helps kids think

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Here's another reason to get your kids off the couch and make them run around instead: It will help them think better.

Bone broth: Winter's new health remedy

By Casey Seidenberg, Special To The Washington Post December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

When my daughter was a year old, she drank homemade vegetable and chicken broths from her bottle. Don't stop reading; we are normal people with milk in the fridge and Halloween candy lingering in the pantry. My baby daughter simply didn't take well to cow's milk, and I was determined to give her something nutrient-dense to drink. At the suggestion of my pediatrician, she started consuming homemade broths. She loved them. She chugged them like other kids chug milk. She sported her own version of a milk mustache.

How to keep healthy during holidays

By Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

For those rushing out the door on the way to Grandma's house for the holiday, here's the most important safe-travel tip we can offer. In three words:

Promising tool deployed in lung cancer fight

By Marissa Harshman December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Jerri Westby was 76 when she was diagnosed with Stage 1B lung cancer in June. She lost her life to the disease Oct. 22.

Dog gives ailing Battle Ground teen new leash on life  

By Emily Gillespie December 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Losing part of a leg at age 16 hasn't been easy for Justin Carey. The Battle Ground High School student has had to re-learn how to walk, this time on a prosthetic leg. He takes an hour longer to get ready in the morning and has had to learn to drive with his left foot. But the biggest change he's had to deal with is letting go of his dreams of one day joining the military — a heartbreaking reality he's still facing.

Vancouver man, doctor fight against breast cancer

By Marissa Harshman December 14, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Jarrett LeClaire and his wife, Irene, were newlyweds trying to start a family when Irene discovered a small tumor in her right breast.

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press December 14, 2014 2:37 p.m.

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.

Diabetic beauty queen visits diabetic middle-schooler

December 13, 2014 7:06 p.m.

Sifton — Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, a champion for people with diabetes who took to the stage in a swimsuit while wearing her insulin pump, appeared at Frontier Middle School on Dec. 10.


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