Stories by Marissa
An international expert on active aging and a group of Vancouver seniors will team up in a workshop Tuesday on active aging.
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge is closed to the public as crews continue to clean up after a Friday night blaze.
Hula hoops aren't just for kids anymore.
Resource fair offers young moms, dads a way to seek services
Teen parents searching for help found some assistance Saturday afternoon at a resource fair aimed at aiding young parents.
Annual festival evokes the earliest uses of state's iconic fruit
Hundreds of people were at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site on Saturday to celebrate another year of survival for Vancouver's Old Apple Tree.The afternoon was all about apples for those who attended the annual Old Apple Tree Festival. The event featured fresh apples, apple juice and cider, samples of the fruit, tree-pruning demonstrations and music by Green Apple Jam, among others.
Firefighters battled a two-alarm brush fire that broke out in a field surrounded by homes in east Vancouver.
Investigators believe the fire was started by a carelessly discarded cigarette from a vehicle on Highway 14.
Image Elementary School was briefly under lockdown Thursday afternoon following reports of an intruder on campus.
Erin Coburn and her buddy, Stihl, have had countless adventures in the past two years.
Effort aims to give homeowners skills to do inspections
Clark County residents who aren't afraid to get their hands a little dirty might be able to save themselves some money.
Postponements of hearing now add up to 19 months
Nearly two years since pleading guilty to federal charges, former Washougal finance director and licensed tax lawyer Jeffrey Bivens has yet to begin his prison sentence.
Love came in the form of snuggles, hugs and kisses.
Battle Ground officials have lifted the water emergency declaration issued last week.
Annual injection protects against 3 strains
While it may not feel like fall in Clark County, the season will officially be upon us Saturday.
Chronic illness can be controlled by following plan, health experts say
For more and more people, the simple act of breathing is becoming complicated.
211info adds another way for people to get rent, food assistance
Referrals to rent assistance programs, food pantries and low-cost medical clinics are now only a text message away.
Hospital-based program addresses physical needs
In the last 11 months, 96 abused Clark County children have walked through the doors of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center and found Dr. Kim Copeland.
Saturday fundraiser benefits those with disease
Akemi Noll lives her life in three-hour periods.
A Clark County teenager is the state’s fourth confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year and the county’s first human case since 2006.
When it comes to caring for young people, Battle Ground is one of the best communities in the country.
Pain society's meeting includes event for public
Clinicians and researchers will come together this month to educate and empower people living with pain in the Vancouver-Portland area.
Dieticians urge parents to ditch pizza rolls for fruits, veggies, homemade treats
If parents followed the advice of TV advertisements, they'd be serving their kids after-school snacks of Doritos, Oreos and pizza rolls.
State health officials on Friday confirmed two cases of West Nile disease in Washington residents — the state’s first cases in humans since 2010.
Nutrition goals are up; will kids respond?
The lunch menus at Clark County schools may not appear much different this year, but the food on the trays will be a little more colorful and healthful.
Months of hard work paying off as she conquers hike with faster time
The day Laina Harris has anticipated for months — dreamed of for years — finally came Wednesday. The Camas woman stepped on the scale and saw the number 320.
Mosquito-borne disease has been rampant in other parts of country
The country's biggest West Nile virus outbreak has yet to spread to people in Washington.
A local nonprofit and the mayors from Camas and Washougal will host the second screening of the HBO documentary “Weight of the Nation” and a discussion of the film.
Four southwest Washington eye physicians and surgeons are partnering to create a new ophthalmology practice, Eye Care Specialists of Vancouver.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center announced Thursday morning it will no longer challenge Community Home Health & Hospice’s pursuit to build an inpatient hospice facility in Vancouver.
Elmer and Betty Toops danced their first square dance in 1980. In the 32 years that have followed, nothing's stopped their dancing.
Vancouver doctor who ran with Prefontaine, fellow Ducks to be honored for track success
Those who watched the movies or read the books about running legend Steve Prefontaine know the stories about his time at the University of Oregon.
He's has been caring for Vancouver Clinic kids since '71
After 41 years of caring for Clark County's youngest patients, Dr. Gerry Bader is hanging up his white coat.
The Pink Lemonade Project raised $24,000 during a golf tournament at Camas Meadows Golf Club this month.
Parents urged to get their children immunized before school begins
In the waning days of summer, Clark County health officials are urging parents to not only equip their children with notebooks and pencils as they return to school but also with up-to-date vaccinations.
13,000-plus sales of medicines with ingredients are blocked
In nine months, a statewide tracking system has blocked more than 13,000 sales of over-the-counter medicines with ingredients used to make methamphetamine.
Vancouver woman found ways to keep cancer treatment from blocking her stroke
The number of medals Vancouver resident Arlene Delmage won during the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championships is impressive.
Costs, impact on services could be issues
The outlook for Washington's medically uninsured population may be a bit rosier by 2014, particularly for the more than 300,000 low-income people who may find themselves eligible for the state's Medicaid rolls.
PeaceHealth officials have signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Catholic Health Initiatives to create a new regional health care system.
As Southwest Washington marches toward possible triple-digit heat today and Friday, local officials are offering tips for how to stay cool.
From special shakes to lean meats to beans to veggies, protein essential to muscle health, weight loss, strength
Most people grab for their water bottles after a tough workout. But personal trainers suggest also reaching for a protein snack.
Two booths offer options beyond the traditional fried food
The Clark County Fair isn't all corn dogs and curly fries this year. One food vendor specializing in salads and wraps has made sure of that.
Sexually transmitted disease poses serious risks if it goes untreated
A fairly uncommon sexually transmitted disease is becoming more common in Clark County, causing concern among local health officials.
Inspired to serve, orthopedic surgeon earns spot in reserves
T. Scott Woll isn't what you might expect of a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
Clark County Public Health officials lifted the swimming advisory at Klineline Pond this morning -- just in time for what's expected to be the hottest weekend of the year so far.
Pond was closed last week after several swimmers became ill
One of Clark County's most popular swimming holes may reopen in time for what's predicted to be the hottest weekend so far this year.
Washington State University Vancouver nursing students and staff will hold their eighth annual Clark County Sports Physical Exam Clinic this month.
Service for uninsured was eliminated last year
Uninsured Washington smokers looking to kick the habit will once again have state-funded assistance to do so.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and the Quinn Driscoll Foundation will offer advanced heart screenings for Clark County student athletes this weekend.
Laina Harris' journey to get healthy continues
Laina Harris knew she wouldn't shed 270 pounds without hitting a wall, a weight-loss plateau.
National Institutes of Health examining treatments given to emergency patients
Trauma and cardiac arrest patients in Clark County may unknowingly be helping emergency responders answer a vital question: Are current treatment methods effective?