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.
By Marissa Harshman December 22, 2014 6 a.m.
All those times your mother told you to stand up tall and sit up straight were for good reason.
By Marissa Harshman December 18, 2014 7:37 p.m.
Mental health services will become more robust in Southwest Washington in 2015.
By Marissa Harshman December 6, 2014 5:19 p.m.
Rachael was addicted to heroin when she learned she was 2½ months pregnant.
By Marissa Harshman December 6, 2014 4:53 p.m.
Vancouver police arrested a man in a stolen vehicle after short pursuit Saturday morning.
By Marissa Harshman December 3, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Jeffrey Bivens, Washougal's former finance director and a licensed tax attorney, was sentenced Nov. 20 to three months in federal prison — finally resolving the charges he pleaded guilty to more than four years ago.
By Marissa Harshman November 28, 2014 4 p.m.
In 12 months, Clark County Public Health's needle exchange program has collected 1.2 million dirty syringes and handed out nearly 1 million clean needles to drug users.
By Marissa Harshman November 24, 2014 6 a.m.
Some Clark County physicians will soon be writing new prescriptions for their patients.
By Marissa Harshman November 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Motorists driving along East Evergreen Boulevard are now welcomed to the Edgewood Park Neighborhood with brightly colored signs featuring friendly reminders.
By Marissa Harshman November 11, 2014 5:46 p.m.
Hundreds of Clark County residents are now protected against the flu, thanks to a free flu shot clinic offered by Legacy Health. Legacy Health offered the vaccines Tuesday at each of its five hospital campuses in the Portland-Vancouver area. More than 100 people were waiting in line when the event at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center began at 3 p.m. People began lining up an hour early to take advantage of the free vaccines, said hospital spokesman Brian Willoughby.
By Marissa Harshman November 11, 2014 6 a.m.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jon Shinn never saw combat. He never experienced the front lines. His life was never threatened. He never even touched a weapon after basic training.
By Marissa Harshman November 10, 2014 6 a.m.
When the state-based insurance exchange opens for business Saturday, Washington residents will have nearly twice as many health plans to choose from as they did in the 2014 exchange.
By Marissa Harshman November 9, 2014 6 a.m.
The small-business health insurance marketplace offered only in Clark and Cowlitz counties in 2014 will expand to include the rest of the state in 2015, allowing businesses with 25 employees or fewer to purchase health plans and cash in on a 50 percent tax credit.
John B. Kendall lived next door to Erich and Abigail Mounce, and the neighbors had been in a legal feud for nearly two years, court records show. The primary source of tension was the fact Kendall had as many as five tenants and a home business in violation of subdivision restrictions.
Vancouver police arrested a 54-year-old acupuncturist accused of sexually assaulting one of his female clients.