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.

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.

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.

Health worker report

December 13, 2014 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Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.

Therapy dog taking bite out of dental visits

By Marissa Harshman December 8, 2014 6 a.m.

As Kyi walked into the treatment room at Adventure Dental in Salmon Creek, he was greeted with familiar smiles from the dental office staff.

Parent-Child Assistance Program: Raising mothers from trouble

By Marissa Harshman December 6, 2014 5:19 p.m.

Rachael was addicted to heroin when she learned she was 2½ months pregnant.

Fort 'park prescription' event 10 a.m. Saturday

By The Columbian December 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site will present a new community health event Saturday: the National Park Prescription Program.

Top PeaceHealth executive to retire in June

By Aaron Corvin December 2, 2014 4:14 p.m.

PeaceHealth, the Vancouver-based nonprofit, Catholic health system, said Tuesday that its president and chief mission officer, Alan Yordy, will retire effective June 30, 2015. The nonprofit said a national search for his successor will begin immediately.

Hip-hop class geared to those with disabilities  

By Patty Hastings December 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Faith Moore waved her hands in the air like she just didn't care as pop music resonated around the room on a recent Friday night. The 14-year-old pivoted to the left and the right, and twisted her way to the floor, following the dance instructors' movements.

E-cigarette poisoning calls on the rise

By Marissa Harshman December 1, 2014 6 a.m.

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes has soared, so too have the number of liquid nicotine poisoning calls to the Washington Poison Center.

Hot Buttered Run draws hundreds into the cold

By Stevie Mathieu November 30, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Sue Moir said there were plenty of reasons to walk a 5K through Vancouver on Sunday morning: because she's 61, she gets to see friends and it's good for her health.

Beat holiday blues with mental health forum

By The Columbian November 30, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County — This season is supposed to be one of joy and celebration, but for many people, it's anything but enjoyable. Stress and anxiety, loneliness and/or overstimulation, difficult family dynamics and reminders of loss and grief — all that can turn into a complicated landscape of isolation and depression. Not to mention the weather, of course.