Clinic's new CEO sees opportunities to help growing community

By Marissa Harshman May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

A new face has taken the helm at The Vancouver Clinic.

Aftershocks: Camas couple from Nepal find ways to aid earthquake victims

By Marissa Harshman May 26, 2015 6 a.m.

Dipesh and Sagun Pokharel can only describe the early morning hours of April 25 one way: "Sheer panic."

Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming

By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press May 25, 2015 11:29 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press May 25, 2015 11:24 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners

By ANN SANNER, Associated Press May 25, 2015 11:21 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them.

Vitamin B3 may prevent some cancers

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press May 25, 2015 6 a.m.

For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

Tips to ensure outdoor meals don't make you sick

By Marissa Harshman May 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer — an event many will celebrate by firing up the grill.

Marijuana forum's focus on parenting

By Marissa Harshman May 25, 2015 6 a.m.

A Clark County substance abuse prevention organization wants to help parents tackle an important topic with their kids: marijuana.

Bird flu hitting egg producers hard; farmers must kill hens by the million

By Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times May 24, 2015 3:52 p.m.

WINTERSET, Iowa — The men charged with ridding the farm of a deadly contagion tugged at their dark green protective suits and adjusted the double-intake respirators covering their faces.

Australian pyramid: 'Eat quinoa and drink soy milk'

By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post May 24, 2015 2:28 p.m.

Australian nonprofit Nutrition Australia is advising citizens about the harms of unhealthy eating, which has left the island country with one of the highest obesity rates in the world. The campaign centers on a modern day food pyramid, which is based on the country's most recent nutritional guidelines. And guess what? It's a whole lot more innovative than the American equivalent currently being used by the U.S. government.

University of Oregon may create student health insurance

By Associated Press May 24, 2015 2:23 p.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is proposing to create its own health insurance plan for students.

Health worker report

By The Columbian May 23, 2015 6 a.m.

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

FDA finds problems at Ohio ice cream plant during listeria investigation

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press May 21, 2015 11:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A government investigation of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams found inadequate testing and cleaning in its Columbus plant before listeria was discovered in some ice cream pints.

Growing an improved healing garden

By Marissa Harshman May 20, 2015 10 a.m.

The third-floor terrace garden at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has the privacy of a fishbowl.

What's Up With That? Sideways smoke may be breaking clean air rules

By Scott Hewitt May 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Could you please explain why Vancouver residents are allowed to build campfires in their backyards, allowing smoke to blow into neighboring homes? When I informed my neighbors that their fire pit was hazardous to my family's health, I was told it's legal. Why would this blatant air pollution be allowed?

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