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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten students at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver got sick this morning after eating a spicy Mexican candy.
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.
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.
By Marissa Harshman February 10, 2015 6 a.m.
The teenagers sitting in the waiting area at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center didn't have any firsthand experience with the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
By Marissa Harshman February 8, 2015 6 a.m.
At more than two dozen Clark County schools, at least 10 percent of the student population has immunization exemptions.
By Marissa Harshman February 4, 2015 6:31 p.m.
A Vancouver naturopath has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in issuing multiple medical marijuana authorizations.
By Marissa Harshman January 19, 2015 6 a.m.
Louisa Escobar sits in a rocking chair in the dimly lit room of the neonatal intensive care unit. She lowers the straps of her tank top and places baby Maria-Magdolena, born with a full head of dark hair, on her bare chest.
By Marissa Harshman January 12, 2015 6 a.m.
Smoking has long been banned inside public places. But with the emergence and surging popularity of electronic cigarettes, local public health officials are fielding a common question among business owners: What about vaping?
By Marissa Harshman January 8, 2015 5:32 p.m.
Local hospitals are imposing visitor restrictions as flu activity continues to rise.
By Marissa Harshman December 29, 2014 6 a.m.
For many Americans, ringing in the New Year comes with pledges to get healthier. Nearly half of Americans regularly make New Year's resolutions. Even more are infrequent resolution-makers. And, for many, health-related resolutions are at the top of the list.
By Marissa Harshman December 27, 2014 6 a.m.
Kevin and Mindy O'Neil had their first pregnancy all planned out.