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Marissa Harshman

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Growing an improved healing garden

By Marissa Harshman May 20, 2015 10 a.m.

The third-floor terrace garden at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has the privacy of a fishbowl.

Agency suspends license of local masseur

By Marissa Harshman May 19, 2015 7:21 p.m.

The state Department of Health has summarily suspended the license of a Vancouver massage practitioner accused of sexual misconduct.

Clark County saw gonorrhea outbreak in 2014

By Marissa Harshman May 18, 2015 6 a.m.

The number of gonorrhea cases across the state spiked in 2014, with six counties, including Clark County, experiencing outbreaks of the sexually transmitted disease.

Legacy Salmon Creek worker's service saluted

By Marissa Harshman May 14, 2015 8:37 p.m.

George Pobi plays a crucial role as an employee at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, but he fills a position most people don't think about when they visit the hospital.

Health plan options likely to increase in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman May 11, 2015 6:07 p.m.

Clark County residents who purchase individual health plans will likely have more insurers to choose from when open enrollment begins this fall.

A common myth knuckles under

By Marissa Harshman May 11, 2015 6 a.m.

Moms who hate hearing kids crack their knuckles aren't going to like hearing this: Those threats that knuckle-cracking will cause arthritis just aren't true.

Vancouver Clinic in Salmon Creek official pollen counting station

By Marissa Harshman May 7, 2015 9:46 p.m.

Allergy sufferers in Clark County have a new resource for monitoring pollen levels — just in time for the dreaded grass season when hay fever reaches fever pitch.

Local students take to 2 wheels on National Bike to School Day

By Marissa Harshman May 6, 2015 6:36 p.m.

Wyatt Varashupe and Gary McCulley usually walk the short distance from their homes to Walnut Grove Elementary School.

Futuristic technology makes unsightly reminders of the past disappear

By Marissa Harshman May 4, 2015 6 a.m.

Gloria Hellsund was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago.

Clark County bans e-cigarettes in public places

By Marissa Harshman April 30, 2015 11:22 a.m.

Beginning June 1, the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices will not be allowed anywhere in Clark County where smoking is banned, except for specialty vape shops.

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