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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


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Pursuit of parenthood takes couple to unexpected efforts

By Marissa Harshman December 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Kevin and Mindy O'Neil had their first pregnancy all planned out.

'Psychiatric boarding' comes to an end

By Marissa Harshman December 25, 2014 7:14 p.m.

Beginning Friday, Washington hospitals will no longer be able to hold mentally ill patients in their emergency departments without providing psychiatric treatment.

Wearable defibrillator saves man's life

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

Ray Tabor wasn't too keen on wearing a contraption that, to him, resembled a woman's bra. But at the urging of his doctor, Tabor relented.

Keep your head up: Text neck takes a toll on the spine

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

All those times your mother told you to stand up tall and sit up straight were for good reason.

Agency adds $9 million in services for mental health

By Marissa Harshman December 18, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Mental health services will become more robust in Southwest Washington in 2015.

Clark County acupuncturist's license suspended

By Marissa Harshman December 18, 2014 10:28 a.m.

State health officials have suspended the license of Kooyeoll K. “Eric” Jung, the Clark County acupuncturist charged with second-degree rape.

PeaceHealth endowment honors Miller

By Marissa Harshman December 15, 2014 7:49 p.m.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation has created a $1 million endowment to fund continuing education for neuroscience caregivers.

Promising tool deployed in lung cancer fight

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

Jerri Westby was 76 when she was diagnosed with Stage 1B lung cancer in June. She lost her life to the disease Oct. 22.

Vancouver man, doctor fight against breast cancer

By Marissa Harshman December 14, 2014 4:30 p.m.

Jarrett LeClaire and his wife, Irene, were newlyweds trying to start a family when Irene discovered a small tumor in her right breast.

Therapy dog taking bite out of dental visits

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

As Kyi walked into the treatment room at Adventure Dental in Salmon Creek, he was greeted with familiar smiles from the dental office staff.

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