Kuni gives $5 million to OHSU cancer challenge

By Marissa Harshman July 3, 2015 6 a.m.

More than 400 donors from Clark County helped Oregon Health & Science University reach its $500 million Knight Cancer Challenge fundraising goal.

Officials prepare for sizzling July 4th at Fort Vancouver

By Marissa Harshman July 2, 2015 7:15 p.m.

With Clark County's hot streak forecast to stretch through the weekend, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver organizers are gearing up for a warm Fourth of July celebration.

StarCycle new spin on fitness

By Marissa Harshman June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

At first glance, one of Clark County's newest boutique fitness studios seems to be a calming place.

Cheap fees, free pizza give Planet Fitness boost

By Drew Harwell, The Washington Post June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Planet Fitness may be one of the strangest gym chains on earth. Decorated in purple and yellow, the gym stocks a plastic jug of free Tootsie Rolls and hosts free "bagel mornings" and "pizza nights" every month. To combat "gymtimidation," trainers will sound a blaring siren if a member grunts or drops a weight, which they call a "lunk alarm."

Resources lacking for young cancer survivors

By Naseem S. Miller, Orlando Sentinel June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

ORLANDO — When Ben Watson, 14, had trouble breathing, his doctors suspected he had pneumonia and put him on a couple of rounds of antibiotics.

'Fingerprint' may be key to some cancers

By Mayo Clinic News Network June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney.

Study of women finds link between alcohol, overeating

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

That mellow feeling that settles in when you kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink and start making dinner should come with a warning: Overeating ahead.

Can PeaceHealth cure its ills?

By Aaron Corvin and Marissa Harshman June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Three weeks ago, PeaceHealth set out a belated welcome mat for hundreds of Clark County business leaders and elected officials. The operator of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and nine other medical centers in three states wanted to introduce itself to the community — something PeaceHealth leaders say they hadn't done since moving corporate offices here from Bellevue four years ago.

Clark County Public Health mainstay Bickett retiring

By Marissa Harshman June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

When Gary Bickett joined the local health department in 1983, Clark County had numerous landfills, including five public landfills. The metro area ranked No. 3 in the number of busted meth labs, behind only Los Angeles and Houston. And the county had just one person who inspected restaurants and ensured food safety.

Heat hits folks hard on the streets

By Patty Hastings June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

At Share House's daily lunchtime on Friday, volunteers passed out bottled water for clients to take with them as they reentered the day's heat.

5 do's and 5 don'ts to beating Clark County's heat wave

By Marissa Harshman June 25, 2015 8:07 p.m.

With temperatures soaring and extreme heat forecasted throughout next week, health officials are reminding people to stay safe — and cool — during the heat wave.

Summer meal programs feed hungry kids

By Susan Parrish June 25, 2015 6 a.m.

The Kalahan kids sat around a table in the Fruit Valley Elementary School cafeteria eating lunch Wednesday.

Low-cost summer fun for kids

By Susan Parrish June 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Kids have about nine weeks of summer vacation ahead — and keeping them engaged and active can get pricey.

$1 million allocated in medical technology aid

By The Columbian June 24, 2015 6 a.m.

Southwest Washington Behavioral Health has allocated more than $1 million for service provider information technology.

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