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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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Cardiac patients taking Mount St. Helens to heart

By Marissa Harshman September 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Mark Ray ended the summer of 2013 with a heart attack.

Landlord workshop tackles marijuana issues

By Marissa Harshman September 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Marijuana legalization has left Clark County landlords with many questions regarding their rights as property owners.

No hepatitis cases traced to PeaceHealth hospital

By Marissa Harshman September 10, 2014 12 p.m.

A joint investigation between Clark County Public Health and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center concluded no patients were exposed to hepatitis C at the hospital.

Hungering for Answers on Prader-Willi syndrome

By Marissa Harshman September 8, 2014 6 a.m.

Eva Jensen of Ridgefield is a sweet, fun-loving 2-year-old.

Clark County health department seeking accreditation

By Marissa Harshman September 3, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County Public Health is beginning the two-year process to become an accredited health organization.

Stevenson woman donates kidney to Michigan man

By Marissa Harshman September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Kia Calderon-Dillon traveled more than 2,000 miles to give away one of her organs. She made the trek from her home in Stevenson to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a man she met only a couple of months earlier on Facebook.

More local choices for Washington Healthplanfinder

By Marissa Harshman August 27, 2014 6:37 p.m.

Clark County residents looking to purchase health plans in the state insurance exchange will have significantly more options to choose from next year. And one of the existing providers’ choices are going to be less expensive.

WomenHeart groups in Clark County help those facing heart disease

By Marissa Harshman August 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of American women, claiming the lives of more than 400,000 women each year.

Kaiser pharmacy users see long waits

By Marissa Harshman August 20, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Kaiser Permanente members across Clark County and the rest of its Northwest region are experiencing pharmacy wait times significantly longer than usual — the result of a system upgrade implemented earlier this month. And Kaiser officials say it will take a few more weeks before those wait times show any substantial improvement.

Hepatitis C investigation ongoing

By Marissa Harshman August 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The monthslong investigation into possible hepatitis C exposure at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is still underway, and hospital officials say they don't have a timeline for its completion.

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