By Marissa Harshman April 14, 2014 6 a.m.
Twenty-year-old Kelly Slauson doesn't know life without rheumatoid arthritis.
By Marissa Harshman April 9, 2014 1:14 p.m.
If the Keen Cunninghams had a yard made out of peanut butter, 3-year-old Thomas would have gotten sticky and gooey when he fell out of the family's second story window. But that's not real.
By Marissa Harshman April 9, 2014 6 a.m.
A project 17 years in the making appears as though it will finally come to fruition this month.
By Marissa Harshman April 8, 2014 6:05 p.m.
More than 1 million people in Oregon and Southwest Washington will soon have easy access to the notes their providers write during medical appointments.
By Marissa Harshman April 7, 2014 6 a.m.
Brooke Barber entered the world March 28. Her arrival was uneventful, especially compared to the entrance her sister, Cora, made two years earlier.
By Marissa Harshman April 3, 2014 12:10 p.m.
A Clark County nurse’s license has been immediately suspended based on charges he had sexual contact with a child.
By Marissa Harshman March 31, 2014 6 a.m.
For the first time in several years, the number of tuberculosis cases in Washington is on the rise.
By Marissa Harshman March 27, 2014 8:53 p.m.
The countdown is on. Washington residents have only a few days to complete their applications and submit payments for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Once the 11:59 p.m. Monday deadline passes, those who are uninsured will be unable to purchase health insurance until the next open enrollment begins Nov. 15.
By Marissa Harshman March 27, 2014 6:21 p.m.
Retailers across the state continue to illegally sell tobacco to minors at higher rates than much of the past decade. An annual report that tracks the illegal sales shows nearly 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold to minors in 2013 — a rate similar to that in 2012. The lowest rate in the past decade was in 2006 when about 5 percent of retailers sold tobacco to minors.
By Marissa Harshman March 24, 2014 6 a.m.
A microscopic germ is becoming a gigantic problem at health care facilities across the United States.
By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2014 10 a.m.
The Clark County Food Bank is celebrating nutrition month with a countywide recipe contest.
By Marissa Harshman March 17, 2014 6 a.m.
David Williams has always been an active guy. But when the 61-year-old could no longer hike on hunting trips without huffing and puffing and stopping to rest, Williams realized he had let his physical fitness slip away.
By Marissa Harshman March 15, 2014 6:42 p.m.
Saturday was a life-changing day for Gina Brown. The 37-year-old Vancouver woman had about $1,000 worth of dental work — work she's needed for years but couldn't afford — provided for free. The three composite fillings she received addressed Brown's tooth decay and related oral pain, improved the appearance of her teeth and boosted her confidence.
By Marissa Harshman March 15, 2014 4:43 p.m.
Kelly Love Parker, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, announced Saturday she is adding her name to the list of candidates to fill the county commissioner seat currently held by Steve Stuart.
By Marissa Harshman March 14, 2014 6 a.m.
People dress their dogs in rain jackets and tutus. They put their cats in hoodies and T-shirts. And come Halloween, there's no shortage of superhero costumes for pets.
By Marissa Harshman March 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Lingering effects of a switch to daylight saving time Sunday may mean you're feeling a little extra sleepy today.
By Marissa Harshman March 3, 2014 6 a.m.
A Canadian study challenging the need for annual mammograms has prompted women across the country to question whether they need the yearly X-rays.
By Marissa Harshman February 27, 2014 8:30 p.m.
The Center for Community Health may undergo some minor modifications in response to the workplace shooting on the building's fourth floor earlier this month.
By Marissa Harshman February 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Grocery shopping can be a chore. Throw in competing food companies with packages claiming products are "all natural" or "whole grain," and those trips to the store can be downright daunting.
By Marissa Harshman February 18, 2014 7:05 p.m.
Jeffrey Bivens may have pleaded guilty to federal charges in October 2010, but more than three years later, the former Washougal city finance director and licensed tax attorney has yet to begin serving his sentence for the crime.
By Marissa Harshman February 10, 2014 6 a.m.
Every year, Clark County Public Health officials perform more than 3,000 routine restaurant inspections. Rarely, those inspections reveal significant problems that cause health officials to immediately shut down businesses. While the closures garner plenty of public attention, most restaurant inspections are uneventful. Health officials typically find only minor problems or catch risky behavior before it leads to a food-borne illness outbreak.
A suspect was taken into custody, and two people were injured, following the second Vancouver office shooting in as many days.
By Marissa Harshman February 3, 2014 6 a.m.
In a matter of weeks, Wesley Dameron's life took a dramatic turn.
By Marissa Harshman January 15, 2014 8:26 p.m.
PORTLAND — Alex Campbell's room is quiet. The natural light from the Portland sky illuminates the room. Handmade get-well cards sit on a shelf across from his bed. Those, he points out, were made by his friends at Salmon Creek Elementary School, where Alex is in fourth grade.
By Marissa Harshman January 13, 2014 6:14 p.m.
The flu is continuing to circulate through Clark County, spreading faster and earlier than previous years.
By Marissa Harshman January 9, 2014 7:59 p.m.
The surging flu season is prompting more area hospitals to impose visitor restrictions.