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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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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.

Arts district expected soon for downtown Vancouver

By Marissa Harshman April 9, 2014 6 a.m.

A project 17 years in the making appears as though it will finally come to fruition this month.

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.

2-legged dog charms millions  

By Marissa Harshman April 3, 2014 9:36 p.m.

Duncan Lou Who may be missing half of his legs, but he has no shortage of spirit — or fans.

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.

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.

Insurance enrollment deadline Monday night

By Marissa Harshman March 27, 2014 8:53 p.m.

The countdown is on. Washington residents have only a few days to complete their applications and submit payments for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Once the 11:59 p.m. Monday deadline passes, those who are uninsured will be unable to purchase health insurance until the next open enrollment begins Nov. 15.

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