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Marissa Harshman

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Vancouver doctors helping women near & far

By Marissa Harshman July 28, 2014 6 a.m.

At their office in Vancouver, Drs. Leslie Struxness and Lynn Osmundsen provide gynecological services to women. Earlier this year, they took their expertise overseas to help women in Nepal and Ethiopia.

Stores react to fruit recall

By Marissa Harshman July 24, 2014 8:32 p.m.

If you've purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.

Felida-area residents renew efforts to turn railroad crossing into quiet zone

By Marissa Harshman July 23, 2014 6 a.m.

When Alvin Black moved into his Felida home in January, he expected to hear the lugging of trains moving along the tracks. He didn't expect to hear four blares of the horn from each passing train.

Boy healing quickly after heart transplant

By Marissa Harshman July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

In less than two weeks, Jack Conover went from being a 7-year-old in need of a heart transplant to a vibrant boy walking out of the hospital with a new heart.

Those living with diabetes find a team with Tour de Cure

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

Blake Bell has pricked his finger with a needle roughly 18,000 times in the past five years.

Marijuana and pain contracts: Tough choices

By Marissa Harshman July 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Christopher has suffered from migraines since he was 2. He experiences insomnia that leaves him to roam his home throughout the night.

Dialysis center opens in Battle Ground

By Marissa Harshman July 15, 2014 6:08 p.m.

Dialysis patients and the overcrowded facilities trying to meet the growing need for treatment are getting a little relief.

Shining light on sunscreen

By Marissa Harshman July 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Walking down the sunscreen aisle can be intimidating.

Late diagnosis of colorectal cancer is an alarming trend

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

Medical providers at Legacy Health hospitals are seeing a disturbing new trend: high rates of late-stage colorectal cancer cases showing up in emergency departments.

Seahawks excite Clark County fans again  

By Marissa Harshman July 11, 2014 7:54 p.m.

The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks will begin working toward another NFL title in 55 days. That’s when Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Beast Mode and all of the other players will run onto the field for the first game of the 2014 season.

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