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Marissa Harshman

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Kaiser pharmacy users see long waits

By Marissa Harshman August 20, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente members across Clark County and the rest of its Northwest region are experiencing pharmacy wait times significantly longer than usual — the result of a system upgrade implemented earlier this month. And Kaiser officials say it will take a few more weeks before those wait times show any substantial improvement.

Cancer-free 11 years, Meleah Darland, her family share their strength

By Marissa Harshman August 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Meleah Darland was just 2 1/2 years old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Hepatitis C investigation ongoing

By Marissa Harshman August 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The monthslong investigation into possible hepatitis C exposure at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is still underway, and hospital officials say they don't have a timeline for its completion.

Battle Ground woman loses right leg, left toes to infection

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

Nearly two weeks of Kathy Hammersley's life are missing from her memory.

Facing recovery, following a stroke

By Marissa Harshman August 4, 2014 6 a.m.

One minute, Rick Dobson was sitting on the couch in his Kalama home watching the sunrise. The next, he was slumped on the floor, slowly losing the ability to move his left hand. Then his arm. Then his leg.

Vancouver doctors helping women near & far

By Marissa Harshman July 28, 2014 6 a.m.

At their office in Vancouver, Drs. Leslie Struxness and Lynn Osmundsen provide gynecological services to women. Earlier this year, they took their expertise overseas to help women in Nepal and Ethiopia.

Stores react to fruit recall

By Marissa Harshman July 24, 2014 8:32 p.m.

If you've purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.

Felida-area residents renew efforts to turn railroad crossing into quiet zone

By Marissa Harshman July 23, 2014 6 a.m.

When Alvin Black moved into his Felida home in January, he expected to hear the lugging of trains moving along the tracks. He didn't expect to hear four blares of the horn from each passing train.

Boy healing quickly after heart transplant

By Marissa Harshman July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

In less than two weeks, Jack Conover went from being a 7-year-old in need of a heart transplant to a vibrant boy walking out of the hospital with a new heart.

Those living with diabetes find a team with Tour de Cure

By Marissa Harshman July 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Blake Bell has pricked his finger with a needle roughly 18,000 times in the past five years.

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