Three weeks ago, PeaceHealth set out a belated welcome mat for hundreds of Clark County business leaders and elected officials. The operator of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and nine other medical centers in three states wanted to introduce itself to the community — something PeaceHealth leaders say they hadn't done since moving corporate offices here from Bellevue four years ago.
By Marissa Harshman June 28, 2015 6 a.m.
When Gary Bickett joined the local health department in 1983, Clark County had numerous landfills, including five public landfills. The metro area ranked No. 3 in the number of busted meth labs, behind only Los Angeles and Houston. And the county had just one person who inspected restaurants and ensured food safety.
By Marissa Harshman June 25, 2015 9:42 p.m.
By Marissa Harshman June 25, 2015 8:07 p.m.
With temperatures soaring and extreme heat forecasted throughout next week, health officials are reminding people to stay safe — and cool — during the heat wave.
By Marissa Harshman June 18, 2015 11:10 a.m.
State health officials have restricted the license of a Vancouver physician for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a patient and overmedicating the woman.
By Marissa Harshman June 16, 2015 8:01 p.m.
Teresa Weese never imagined her 21-month-old daughter would be one of the hundreds of Clark County residents diagnosed with whooping cough this year.
By Marissa Harshman June 10, 2015 7:34 p.m.
Kristie Vinyard is a warrior. The proof plasters the walls of the art teacher's classroom.
By Marissa Harshman May 27, 2015 4:14 p.m.
A Clark County woman is among those sickened in a national salmonella outbreak linked to raw tuna.
By Marissa Harshman May 26, 2015 6 a.m.
A new face has taken the helm at The Vancouver Clinic.
By Marissa Harshman May 26, 2015 6 a.m.
Dipesh and Sagun Pokharel can only describe the early morning hours of April 25 one way: "Sheer panic."
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.