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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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Recharge aims for faster recovery

By Marissa Harshman July 27, 2015 6 a.m.

A new athletic recovery lounge in Vancouver is giving Clark County athletes access to equipment regularly used — and touted by — some of the top professional athletes in the country.

Clark County boy infected in salmonella outbreak

By Marissa Harshman July 23, 2015 7:20 p.m.

A Clark County boy is among the more than 50 people statewide infected with salmonella in an outbreak that appears to be linked to pork.

Legacy Health, GoHealth team on urgent care clinic

By Marissa Harshman July 23, 2015 10 a.m.

Clark County residents with ailments that may not warrant a visit to the emergency department but need urgent attention will soon have a new option.

Whooping cough cases decline locally

By Marissa Harshman July 22, 2015 8:12 p.m.

Clark County is still in the midst of a whooping cough outbreak, even as case numbers dip while students are on summer break.

Lifeline Connections expands its mental health services

By Marissa Harshman July 22, 2015 9:54 a.m.

Lifeline Connections is expanding its services for the first time in its 53-year history as a behavioral health services provider in Clark County.

Kaiser taking a stand against falls with new program

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

A program spearheaded by two area Kaiser Permanente physicians is receiving attention from the White House.

Vancouver Clinic part of ulcerative colitis treatment clinical trials

By Marissa Harshman July 20, 2015 5:59 a.m.

Clark County residents with ulcerative colitis may have a new treatment option if previous medications were unsuccessful in managing symptoms.

Leaving a Legacy: Ex-nurse's path led to leadership

By Marissa Harshman July 17, 2015 6 a.m.

As a young nurse, Rhonda Turner never thought she would end up in a leadership role.

Hockinson boy, 10, designs Nike shoe for Doernbecher program

By Marissa Harshman July 13, 2015 6 a.m.

HOCKINSON — Ten-year-old John Charles had seen the collection of Nike shoes, designed by kids his age, on display at Doernbecher Children's Hospital while receiving medical care at the Portland hospital. But he never imagined he would one day be among the patient-designers.

Nonprofit Geriatric Dental Group opens clinic in Vancouver

By Marissa Harshman July 10, 2015 5:44 p.m.

Larry Greene first visited a Geriatric Dental Group office 10 years ago in Federal Way. He was on Medicare and didn't have dental insurance, and the clinic offered low-cost dental care.

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