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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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StarCycle new spin on fitness

By Marissa Harshman June 29, 2015 6 a.m.

At first glance, one of Clark County's newest boutique fitness studios seems to be a calming place.

Can PeaceHealth cure its ills?

By Aaron Corvin and Marissa Harshman June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Three weeks ago, PeaceHealth set out a belated welcome mat for hundreds of Clark County business leaders and elected officials. The operator of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and nine other medical centers in three states wanted to introduce itself to the community — something PeaceHealth leaders say they hadn't done since moving corporate offices here from Bellevue four years ago.

Clark County Public Health mainstay Bickett retiring

By Marissa Harshman June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

When Gary Bickett joined the local health department in 1983, Clark County had numerous landfills, including five public landfills. The metro area ranked No. 3 in the number of busted meth labs, behind only Los Angeles and Houston. And the county had just one person who inspected restaurants and ensured food safety.

5 do's and 5 don'ts to beating Clark County's heat wave

By Marissa Harshman June 25, 2015 8:07 p.m.

With temperatures soaring and extreme heat forecasted throughout next week, health officials are reminding people to stay safe — and cool — during the heat wave.

Meditation aids stroke victim

By Marissa Harshman June 22, 2015 6 a.m.

Rick Dobson begins every morning with meditation. He focuses on leaving yesterday behind and preparing for the challenges that lie ahead of him that day.

Health officials: Doctor's license restricted for sex with patient

By Marissa Harshman June 18, 2015 11:10 a.m.

State health officials have restricted the license of a Vancouver physician for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a patient and overmedicating the woman.

Whooping cough diagnoses ahead of 2012 epidemic rate

By Marissa Harshman June 16, 2015 8:01 p.m.

Teresa Weese never imagined her 21-month-old daughter would be one of the hundreds of Clark County residents diagnosed with whooping cough this year.

Pilates proves font of power for Camas woman

By Marissa Harshman June 15, 2015 6 a.m.

Most of Laura Kotsovos' life, she's been told she can't do things.

Happy Heart Day, Jack

By Marissa Harshman June 15, 2015 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Jack Conover of Ridgefield is a goofy, full-of-life 8-year-old.

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