Health

Futuristic technology makes unsightly reminders of the past disappear

6 a.m. May 4
New laser more quickly, easily removes tattoos made as markers for breast cancer radiation treatment

Gloria Hellsund was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago.

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Race for the Cure registration open

6 a.m. May 4

Registration for the annual Race for the Cure, Susan G. Komen Oregon and Southwest Washington's signature event, opened Friday.

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3 boys saved by 3-D printed airway tubes

6 a.m. May 4
Technology opens possibilities for customized care

WASHINGTON — In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe — and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.

Laina Harris

Two-thirds of Clark County adults are overweight or obese. Laina Harris of Camas is one of those adults. At her heaviest, Harris weighed 420 pounds. Today, she's more than 100 pounds lighter and armed with the resolve to lose more weight. This occasional series follows her journey.

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