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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


Recent Stories

Health insurance enrollment tops 60,000 in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman April 23, 2014 4:29 p.m.

More than 60,000 Clark County residents enrolled in health plans during the state’s six-month open enrollment period.

Be Fit Club provides free activities, advice to promote health

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

Jim Schaefer had to hit bottom, crawling on hands and knees due to the pain in his feet, before he decided to take his diabetes seriously.

B.G. HealthCare expands to offer dental care to low-income adults

By Marissa Harshman April 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Dana Duback de Sanchez has never been able to keep up with the dental work she needs.

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.

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