Malpractice suit dismissed against Vancouver plastic surgeon

By Marissa Harshman September 18, 2014 6:17 p.m.

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last year against a Vancouver plastic surgeon and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiffs.

Author slams stigma surrounding addiction

By Scott Hewitt September 17, 2014 10:01 p.m.

After journalist David Sheff's heartbreaking memoir about his son's struggles with addiction — and with the American health care system — came out in 2008, the author started getting letters.

Churches host free medical, dental clinic

By The Columbian September 17, 2014 6 a.m.

Three local churches are hosting a free one-day medical and dental clinic for uninsured and underinsured people.

Touchmark offers free balance assessments

September 16, 2014 5:13 p.m.

Touchmark Health & Fitness Club is offering free balance assessments and other activities in honor of Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Psychiatric boarding a longtime issue locally

By Lauren Dake September 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Psychiatric patients have been boarded as long as Dr. Michael Bernstein has been practicing medicine.

Roller derby team recruiting Wednesday

By The Columbian September 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver's roller derby team, Storm City Roller Girls, will hold an open recruitment and orientation event 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Storm Shelter, 7503 N.E. 47th Ave., Vancouver.

Cardiac patients taking Mount St. Helens to heart

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

Mark Ray ended the summer of 2013 with a heart attack.

United in Recovery

By Stevie Mathieu September 14, 2014 9:37 p.m.

Christy Bettis’ addiction to cocaine and methamphetamine sent her life into a long and painful tailspin that hit bottom in 2005.

Contamination closes Firstenburg pool

By The Columbian September 14, 2014 7:40 p.m.

The Firstenburg Community Center’s pool and spa is closed until 4 p.m. Monday because of contamination, according to the city of Vancouver.

Kaiser Permanente's switch reverberates

By Courtney Sherwood September 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Across the country, millions of newly insured people are flooding major hospitals, but industry leaders in Clark County say health reform is playing out differently here.

Workshop on safe and healthy streets offered

By The Columbian September 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County Public Health, the city of Vancouver and the county are partnering to host a community workshop on safe and healthy streets.

Landlord workshop tackles marijuana issues

By Marissa Harshman September 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Marijuana legalization has left Clark County landlords with many questions regarding their rights as property owners.

No hepatitis cases traced to PeaceHealth hospital

By Marissa Harshman September 10, 2014 12 p.m.

A joint investigation between Clark County Public Health and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center concluded no patients were exposed to hepatitis C at the hospital.

All are invited to suicide awareness event

By Scott Hewitt September 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The death of one of the happiest-seeming clowns the world ever knew has focused attention on suicide in recent weeks.

Hungering for Answers on Prader-Willi syndrome

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

Eva Jensen of Ridgefield is a sweet, fun-loving 2-year-old.