By Marissa Harshman January 9, 2014 7:59 p.m.
The surging flu season is prompting more area hospitals to impose visitor restrictions.
By Marissa Harshman January 4, 2014 4:53 p.m.
It may be a new year, but a familiar foe is reappearing in Clark County. The flu strain H1N1 is the most prominent flu virus circulating the county, the state and the country. H1N1 was first introduced in 2009, then nicknamed "swine flu."
By Marissa Harshman December 30, 2013 6 a.m.
Those resolving to get healthy in 2014 may be relieved to know they need only one resolution for the new year.
By Marissa Harshman December 23, 2013 6 a.m.
For many people, soft skin becomes a casualty of the winter weather.
By Marissa Harshman December 16, 2013 6 a.m.
Cole Merle has always had a heart for service. But the kids the 6-year-old is choosing to help with his latest effort are a little closer to his heart.
By Marissa Harshman December 9, 2013 6 a.m.
Freezing temperatures and the frost-covered ground don't mean you have to abandon outdoor workouts.
By Marissa Harshman November 30, 2013 6:04 p.m.
Clark County residents and their four-legged friends got into the holiday spirit Saturday with several festive, family-friendly events in downtown Vancouver.
By Marissa Harshman November 25, 2013 6 a.m.
For many Americans, Thanksgiving and the holiday season, in general, revolves around one thing: food.
By Marissa Harshman November 24, 2013 6 a.m.
Kurtis Williams isn't a fan of the Affordable Care Act, but he does see at least one benefit to the new law.
By Marissa Harshman November 23, 2013 6 a.m.
For Laurie Wakefield, one component of the Affordable Care Act brought more relief to the mother of two than anything else the new law offers.
By Marissa Harshman November 21, 2013 6 a.m.
Cheryl Landes hasn't been able to afford health insurance for the last couple years, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act won't likely change that.
By Marissa Harshman November 18, 2013 6 a.m.
Discussing insurance coverage is complicated in the Smith house. That's because the family of three has secured coverage from three sources.
By Marissa Harshman November 15, 2013 8:05 p.m.
Paul and Susan Ward have been purchasing their own insurance coverage since they both retired four years ago.
By Marissa Harshman November 14, 2013 12:31 p.m.
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler quickly quashed President Obama’s offer to allow canceled insurance plans to continue through 2014.
By Marissa Harshman November 14, 2013 6 a.m.
Up until August, Vancouver residents Lindsey and Jesse McChesney had insurance coverage through an employer.
By Marissa Harshman November 4, 2013 6 a.m.
Charlane Cardwell never considered weight-loss surgery, even though she had always been “fluffy,” as she called it.
By Marissa Harshman November 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Hundreds of thousands of low-income Washington residents will soon have dental coverage. Since January 2011, the state Health Care Authority has provided only emergency dental coverage for most adult Medicaid clients. Coverage included extractions, treatment of trauma-caused damage and temporary relief of pain or infection.
By Marissa Harshman October 30, 2013 7:55 p.m.
Even Washington's state-based health insurance exchange couldn't avoid the problems plaguing the federal health care website.
By Marissa Harshman October 28, 2013 6 a.m.
Brandy McEllrath hadn't been given a breast cancer diagnosis when she made the decision to undergo a double mastectomy. But by the time she went under the knife on April 19, 2012, that had changed.
By Marissa Harshman October 24, 2013 10 p.m.
A sixth-grade Vancouver boy allegedly armed himself with a handgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and several kitchen knives before heading to school Wednesday morning. The reason for the arsenal, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Juvenile Court: to prevent another student from bullying his friend.
By Marissa Harshman October 24, 2013 9:55 p.m.
If you ask the second-graders at Image Elementary School where carrots come from, many are quick to answer.
By Marissa Harshman October 14, 2013 6 a.m.
While breast self-exams are no longer considered an essential early cancer detection method, health care providers say they still have value.
By Marissa Harshman October 7, 2013 6 a.m.
In 14 hours, Laina Harris saw her biggest goal slip through her fingers.
By Marissa Harshman October 6, 2013 6 a.m.
From the moment Linda Stief and Crystal Alhilali met five years ago, they believed there was a bigger reason for their meeting.
By Marissa Harshman October 6, 2013 6 a.m.
Downtown Vancouver will be flooded with pink as thousands of girlfriends lace up their running shoes and hit the streets to raise money to support breast cancer research.Women of all ages and athletic abilities will come together for the seventh annual Girlfriends Half Marathon, hosted by Northwest Personal Training, on Oct. 13. All money raised through the half-marathon will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.