Drug take-back events planned for April 26

April 15, 2014 7:54 p.m.

Local law enforcement agencies are inviting the public to discard old or unwanted medication safely at a drug take-back event.

Worship in Pink hosts informational sessions

April 15, 2014 4:13 p.m.

Worship in Pink is inviting congregation representatives to attend a free informational session about the health program.

Extension offers diabetes prevention program

April 15, 2014 3:57 p.m.

The Washington State University Clark County Extension is offering a 16-week diabetes prevention program.

Free training to help chefs cut the salt

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

Clark County Public Health is hosting a free culinary training for local chefs who want to enhance flavor and reduce sodium.

Arthritis not stopping 20-year-old nursing student

By Marissa Harshman April 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Twenty-year-old Kelly Slauson doesn't know life without rheumatoid arthritis.

Vancouver boy's window fall turned into children's safety book

By Marissa Harshman April 9, 2014 1:14 p.m.

If the Keen Cunninghams had a yard made out of peanut butter, 3-year-old Thomas would have gotten sticky and gooey when he fell out of the family's second story window. But that's not real.

Patients to soon have easier access to their doctors' notes

By Marissa Harshman April 8, 2014 6:05 p.m.

More than 1 million people in Oregon and Southwest Washington will soon have easy access to the notes their providers write during medical appointments.

Springtime can mean risk of salmonella

By Marissa Harshman April 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Springtime and the approaching Easter holiday are causing concern among health officials.

More babies born naturally: PeaceHealth reduces C-sections

By Marissa Harshman April 7, 2014 6 a.m.

Brooke Barber entered the world March 28. Her arrival was uneventful, especially compared to the entrance her sister, Cora, made two years earlier.

Legacy's new leader talks health reform  

By Aaron Corvin April 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Bryce Helgerson, the new chief administrative officer at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, learned the value of a community hospital as a high school student living in a small farming town in northeast Iowa.

Activities set for Mental Health Month

By The Columbian April 3, 2014 10:28 p.m.

Southwest Washington Behavioral Health and its community partners are celebrating Mental Health Month in May with an assortment of activities.

Clark County nurse suspended after being charged with rape

By Marissa Harshman April 3, 2014 12:10 p.m.

A Clark County nurse’s license has been immediately suspended based on charges he had sexual contact with a child.

Planet Fitness adds Hazel Dell location

By Cami Joner April 1, 2014 4:42 p.m.

Planet Fitness will open its second Vancouver location on Friday at 9919 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. in the Northgate Village Shopping Center, next to Grocery Outlet. The company’s first Clark County gym opened in 2011 in the Garrison Square retail center off East Mill Plain Boulevard and Garrison Road.

Tuberculosis on rise in state but uncommon in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman March 31, 2014 6 a.m.

For the first time in several years, the number of tuberculosis cases in Washington is on the rise.

Event to focus on bad childhood experiences

By The Columbian March 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County Public Health and its advisory board are hosting a community conversation on preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences.