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Marissa Harshman

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Recent Stories

Growth spurs cuts to Legacy Salmon Creek's pediatric services

By Marissa Harshman March 30, 2015 5:39 p.m.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is eliminating many of its inpatient pediatric services in order to make room for the growing number of adult patients.

Camas woman breaks her silence on Crohn's disease

By Marissa Harshman March 30, 2015 6 a.m.

Susanna Meeks knew something was wrong.

Exchange signs up more than 42,000 in Clark County

By Marissa Harshman March 26, 2015 9:13 p.m.

More than 42,000 Clark County residents have enrolled in health plans through the state-based insurance exchange since the open enrollment period began in October.

Clark the 14th-healthiest county in Washington

By Marissa Harshman March 24, 2015 9:01 p.m.

Clark County ranks in the middle of the pack when it comes to community health in Washington.

Health officials warn against kissing chicks, ducklings

By Marissa Harshman March 23, 2015 4:35 p.m.

As soft and cute as little chicks and ducklings are, they shouldn't be cuddled, snuggled or kissed, health officials warn.

Retirees taking control of their health

By Marissa Harshman March 23, 2015 6 a.m.

When Helen Elder retired eight years ago, she and her husband, Jay, decided to make their health their No. 1 priority.

Express delivery: Dash didn't dawdle

By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2015 8:43 p.m.

When Hailee and Dan Stewart told friends and family they planned to name their baby boy Dash, they were often met with jokes about whether Dash would live up to his name.

Teen: Off-limits shops too appealing

By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2015 6 a.m.

Stores selling e-cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah products and marijuana are too appealing to youth. That's the take-home message from a 14-year-old Vancouver boy who spent the last few months surveying his peers and adults about the retail shops.

Infusion sought for program that aids doctor shortage

By Marissa Harshman March 18, 2015 7:17 p.m.

When Dr. Tony Stupski completed medical school, he entered the workforce with $170,000 in student loan debt. Stupski had an opportunity to get state and federal assistance in paying off those loans. In exchange, he had to commit to working in primary care in medically underserved communities.

Vancouver woman starts free fitness class at mall

By Marissa Harshman March 16, 2015 6 a.m.

When Reagan Darling moved to Vancouver about a year ago, she was overweight and in search of new mom friends.

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