By Marissa Harshman May 11, 2015 6:07 p.m.
Clark County residents who purchase individual health plans will likely have more insurers to choose from when open enrollment begins this fall.
By Marissa Harshman May 7, 2015 9:46 p.m.
Allergy sufferers in Clark County have a new resource for monitoring pollen levels — just in time for the dreaded grass season when hay fever reaches fever pitch.
By Marissa Harshman May 6, 2015 6:36 p.m.
Wyatt Varashupe and Gary McCulley usually walk the short distance from their homes to Walnut Grove Elementary School.
By Marissa Harshman May 4, 2015 6 a.m.
Gloria Hellsund was diagnosed with breast cancer 16 years ago.
By Marissa Harshman April 29, 2015 6:49 p.m.
Clark County isn't alone in its desire to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices in public places.
By Marissa Harshman April 22, 2015 7:03 p.m.
The Clark County Board of Health is poised to restrict the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices but made one concession after listening to public testimony.
By Marissa Harshman April 22, 2015 6 a.m.
When leaders of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association first suggested the organization counter persistent gang issues by donating money to a boxing program for gang-affected youth, some residents were skeptical.
By Marissa Harshman April 21, 2015 3:33 p.m.
Public health officials are urging immunizations as several vaccine-preventable diseases make a resurgence in Clark County and across the state.
By Marissa Harshman April 20, 2015 6 a.m.
A year and a half ago, Tiffany Aplet was a frequent visitor to the hospital emergency room.
By Marissa Harshman April 15, 2015 11:26 a.m.
Spanish Sonrise Dairy in Yacolt is recalling raw milk and cream products after routine testing revealed listeria monocytogenes contamination.
By Marissa Harshman April 13, 2015 6 a.m.
Dale Rule weighed 335 pounds when he went for his first walk.
By Marissa Harshman April 6, 2015 6 a.m.
Xela Bryce stood at one end of the Wy'east Middle School gymnasium, a bright yellow disc in her hand. Classmate Elizabeth Plush wrapped her hand over Xela's and moved the girl's arm across her body, mimicking the motion for throwing the disc.
By Marissa Harshman April 1, 2015 6:05 p.m.
The top two members of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center leadership team will leave their posts at the Vancouver hospital later this month.
By Marissa Harshman March 30, 2015 5:39 p.m.
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is eliminating many of its inpatient pediatric services to make room for the growing number of adult patients.
By Marissa Harshman March 26, 2015 9:13 p.m.
More than 42,000 Clark County residents have enrolled in health plans through the state-based insurance exchange since the open enrollment period began in October.
By Marissa Harshman March 23, 2015 4:35 p.m.
As soft and cute as little chicks and ducklings are, they shouldn't be cuddled, snuggled or kissed, health officials warn.
By Marissa Harshman March 20, 2015 6 a.m.
Stores selling e-cigarettes, vaporizers, hookah products and marijuana are too appealing to youth. That's the take-home message from a 14-year-old Vancouver boy who spent the last few months surveying his peers and adults about the retail shops.
By Marissa Harshman March 18, 2015 7:17 p.m.
When Dr. Tony Stupski completed medical school, he entered the workforce with $170,000 in student loan debt. Stupski had an opportunity to get state and federal assistance in paying off those loans. In exchange, he had to commit to working in primary care in medically underserved communities.
By Marissa Harshman March 13, 2015 6 a.m.
Nearly a quarter of high school seniors in Clark County are using electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices — more than any other nicotine delivery method, according to the recently released 2014 Healthy Youth Survey.
By Marissa Harshman March 11, 2015 7:22 p.m.
Nicole Parrish has been a volunteer dog walker at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society for nearly three years. For the past few months, Parrish's walks have not only exercised the dogs but also raised money for the no-kill shelter in Washougal.
By Marissa Harshman March 9, 2015 6 a.m.
People experiencing atrial fibrillation that can't be sufficiently managed by medication have another option in Clark County.
By Marissa Harshman March 7, 2015 8:55 p.m.
Drum circles lined the gymnasium of Covington Middle School. Men and women wearing colorful regalia and elaborate headdresses danced to the thumping of the drums.
By Marissa Harshman March 7, 2015 8:18 p.m.
A five-vehicle crash closed all northbound lanes on Interstate 5 in Portland for four hours.
By Marissa Harshman March 5, 2015 7:10 p.m.
People experiencing acute heart attacks in Clark and Cowlitz counties are receiving treatment more quickly than they would have just two years ago.
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.