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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


Recent Stories

Out of cancer, into the light

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

Last fall was an exciting time for Kendall Jones.

Health information of Vancouver VA patients inadvertently released

By Marissa Harshman October 17, 2014 10:25 a.m.

The Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is offering credit monitoring to 1,740 patients who received care at the Vancouver campus after learning the patients’ protected health information was inadvertently released.

CenteringPregnancy aims to help moms-to-be

By Marissa Harshman October 16, 2014 7:55 p.m.

Clark County women seeking prenatal care now have the opportunity to receive more comprehensive care without increased cost.

Fundraising site fulfills diabetic girl's birthday wish

By Marissa Harshman October 13, 2014 6 a.m.

When Julie Mourao turns 11 years old next month, she'll receive the one thing she's asked for since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago: an insulin pump.

Cosmetic contact lenses frightening if not from a pro

By Marissa Harshman October 13, 2014 6 a.m.

A brightly colored or funkily patterned pair of contact lenses may be the final touch to complete a Halloween costume. But local ophthalmologists urge people to see an eye care professional, rather than Dr. Google, to find the perfect pair of cosmetic lenses.

Duncan Lou Who meets the Queen

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

Duncan Lou Who's celebrity continues to grow.

Girl hopes for freedom at 11 with insulin pump

By Marissa Harshman October 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Ten-year-old Julie Mourao uses a needle to inject insulin into her stomach about five times a day. After her 11th birthday next month, though, she hopes to be able to abandon the needles in favor of an insulin pump.

Botox plays powerful healing role

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

The decision to undergo a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery was an easy one for Erin Graves.

CrossFit gave Vancouver woman fitness for the fight

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Susan Gotshall had always struggled to find activities that motivated her to exercise.

Body image, personal choices factor into breast reconstruction surgery

By Marissa Harshman October 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Susan Pagel was diagnosed with breast cancer Sept. 16, 2013.

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