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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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E-cigarette bills gain Clark County's support

By Marissa Harshman February 25, 2015 6:36 p.m.

The Clark County Board of Health is supporting two statewide measures to limit electronic cigarette sales to and use by, minors and will next month consider an ordinance to further restrict the use of vapor devices locally.

Gum disease can lead to tooth loss

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

Nearly half of American adults — roughly 64 million people — have some form of periodontal disease.

Mental health agency's CEO to leave post Friday

By Marissa Harshman February 19, 2015 6 a.m.

The chief executive officer of Southwest Washington Behavioral Health will leave her post at the end of the week.

Vancouver Clinic prescription: Reach Out and Read

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

Every year, a third of children start kindergarten without the language skills they need to learn to read. Local physicians are hoping to change that statistic.

Health plan special enrollment period gives some a reprieve

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

Washington residents who didn't purchase a health plan before Sunday's open enrollment deadline may be in luck. Washington Healthplanfinder announced Monday a two-month special enrollment period for people who were unaware of the tax penalty for being uninsured and for those who couldn't complete the enrollment process due to technical issues.

Can a DNA test improve your health? One Vancouver laboratory says yes

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

A diet that works for one person might not work for another. Just like an exercise routine that produced results for one person might not produce the same, or any, results for the next person.

New Vancouver practice caters to Medicaid patients

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

Clark County Medicaid clients struggling to find a medical provider may now be able to find some relief.

Middle schoolers ill after reportedly ingesting chili powder candy

By Emily Gillespie , Marissa Harshman and Patty Hastings February 11, 2015 4:12 p.m.

Ten students at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver got sick this morning after eating a spicy Mexican candy.

Street left incomplete in Sunnyside neighborhood

By Marissa Harshman February 11, 2015 6 a.m.

Lanay Myers was happy to see that the road she lives on was getting a face-lift last summer. But her mood turned to irritation when the project was halted a few weeks later, with the road treatment left unfinished.

PeaceHealth adds state-of-the-art suite for the heart

By Marissa Harshman February 10, 2015 8:33 p.m.

In just a few days, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will be able to treat some of the area's most complex heart and vascular patients in a single surgical suite.

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