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Marissa Harshman

health reporter


Recent Stories

Mold makes Vancouver house uninhabitable

By Marissa Harshman September 29, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Craig and Shelly Johnson bought their Andresen neighborhood home 24 years ago. To the high school sweethearts, it was the perfect place to raise their kids and enjoy their future grandkids.

Illahee Elementary School on path to fitness

By Marissa Harshman September 29, 2014 6 a.m.

Gone are the days of running on uneven and often muddy grass during PE class. Gone are the days of sitting and talking during recess.

Mental health services under increased pressure

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

Medicaid expansion spurs increased numbers of people seeking services, additional challenges for local providers

Young Seahawks fan who received new heart meets idol

By Marissa Harshman September 23, 2014 7:58 p.m.

On June 14, 7-year-old Jack Conover received a new heart. But on Tuesday, the Ridgefield boy's wish came true. That's when the young Seattle Seahawks fan met his team's star quarterback, Russell Wilson.

barre3: Pilates, yoga meet ballet at the barre

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

Carrie Caldroney stands barefoot in her east Vancouver studio, her left hand resting on the ballet barre. She lifts her heels off the ground, shifting her weight to the balls of her feet.

Malpractice suit dismissed against Vancouver plastic surgeon

By Marissa Harshman September 18, 2014 6:17 p.m.

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last year against a Vancouver plastic surgeon and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiffs.

Cardiac patients taking Mount St. Helens to heart

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

Mark Ray ended the summer of 2013 with a heart attack.

Landlord workshop tackles marijuana issues

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

Marijuana legalization has left Clark County landlords with many questions regarding their rights as property owners.

No hepatitis cases traced to PeaceHealth hospital

By Marissa Harshman September 10, 2014 12 p.m.

A joint investigation between Clark County Public Health and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center concluded no patients were exposed to hepatitis C at the hospital.

Hungering for Answers on Prader-Willi syndrome

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

Eva Jensen of Ridgefield is a sweet, fun-loving 2-year-old.

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