Clark College to host substance abuse recovery forum

By The Columbian August 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Clark County's Substance Abuse Advisory Board is hosting a Recovery Forum from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 at Gaiser Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, to mark the National Drug and Alcohol Drug Addiction Month.

Bloodworks Northwest to host picnic, drive

By The Columbian August 25, 2015 10 a.m.

Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a community picnic and blood drive to drum up support for the organization and increase local blood donations.

CRESA to launch emergency prep game

By The Columbian August 25, 2015 6 a.m.

If emergency preparedness has been on your mind lately, local officials have a fun way to help you out.

Be Fit group hosts weight-loss challenge

By Marissa Harshman August 24, 2015 5:05 p.m.

The Be Fit Meetup Group offering free fitness and nutrition education classes is hosting a community weight-loss challenge.

Defeat ALS walks scheduled across region

By Marissa Harshman August 24, 2015 4:52 p.m.

The ALS Association is hosting walks in six cities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Earliest breast cancer's risk studied

By LINDSEY TANNER, Associated Press August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

CHICAGO — New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.

Extra vitamin D of little good to obese teens

By Mayo Clinic News Network August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These are the latest findings in a series of Mayo Clinic studies in childhood obesity.

Coffee might not let colon cancer recur

By Delthia Ricks, Newsday August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Daily consumption of caffeinated coffee may prevent a recurrence of colon cancer in people treated for the disease, with the strongest benefits for those drinking at least four cups, according to new scientific research.

Depending on doulas in childbirth

By Marissa Harshman August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

When Julia Schetky's birthing plan changed late in her pregnancy, the Salmon Creek woman was caught in a whirlwind.

Boutique fitness studios grow

By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

ORLANDO — Dominique Lowe twirled around a shiny silver pole and struck a pose as her classmates at Allure Dance cheered her gravity-defying performance.

Vancouver Walgreens to have health clinic

By Marissa Harshman August 20, 2015 6:15 p.m.

An east Vancouver Walgreens store will be among the first of two dozen stores in the Northwest to open a retail health clinic.

Bloodthirsty spider is a friend to humans

By Rachel Feltman, The Washington Post August 20, 2015 6 a.m.

A spider with a taste for human blood? That's some scary stuff. But when those spiders sate their thirst by attacking deadly mosquitoes, they turn from nightmare monsters to potential allies.

Camas High senior organizes blood drive

By The Columbian August 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Camas High School senior Satya Hariharan, 17, is spending the final days of summer organizing a blood drive to help offset a supply shortage triggered by the recent heat wave.

Legacy-GoHealth opens first urgent care clinic

By The Columbian August 19, 2015 10 a.m.

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care opened their first joint urgent care clinic in Clark County on Monday.

Go Ready Festival today at Hudson's Bay High

By The Columbian August 19, 2015 10 a.m.

Vancouver Public Schools students and their families can receive free immunizations, haircuts, gently used clothing and more at Go Ready, the district's second annual back-to-school-readiness festival from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

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