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Columbian Health Reporter

Open enrollment opens Wednesday in Washington

October 26, 2017, 11:52am Clark County Health

The two-and-a-half-month window for Clark County residents to purchase or make changes to their health coverage opens on Wednesday. Read story

Dr. Cory Donovan looks over mammogram images Thursday morning at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland. Donovan, a breast surgical oncologist, will soon split her time at Good Sam and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

Breast cancer diagnosis gave doctor ‘the ultimate breast cancer fellowship’

Dr. Cory Donovan looks over mammogram images Thursday morning at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland. Donovan, a breast surgical oncologist, will soon split her time at Good Sam and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

October 23, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Dr. Cory Donovan knew by the fourth year of medical school that she wanted to specialize in breast cancer treatment. What she didn’t know is that before finishing her specialty training, she would be a breast cancer patient. Read story

Medicare trend continues in Clark County

October 21, 2017, 5:43pm Clark County Health

Medicare beneficiaries reviewing their plan options for next year have to contend with a growing trend in Clark County: providers accepting only Medicare Advantage Plans. Read story

Mindfulness Medicine nonprofit helps medical professionals

October 16, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

About a decade into his medical career, Dr. Jeff Horacek of Portland was facing burnout. Read story

Waste Connections unveiled a pink recycling truck in August to raise awareness about pink recycling carts sold to benefit the local breast cancer nonprofit Pink Lemonade Project. Top: Jarett Hill, a Waste Connections driver, has fliers to distribute to people who ask about the pink recycling truck and carts. Pink recycling carts are available with a $100 donation to the Pink Lemonade Project.

Truck promotes recycling bins that aid Pink Lemonade Project

Waste Connections unveiled a pink recycling truck in August to raise awareness about pink recycling carts sold to benefit the local breast cancer nonprofit Pink Lemonade Project. Top: Jarett Hill, a Waste Connections driver, has fliers to distribute to people who ask about the pink recycling truck and carts. Pink recycling carts are available with a $100 donation to the Pink Lemonade Project.

October 12, 2017, 5:29pm Clark County News

Waste Connections and the nonprofit Pink Lemonade Project have been trying to turn Clark County pink, one recycling cart and a time, for the last five years. Read story

The PeaceHealth headquarters in east Vancouver.

PeaceHealth announces more outsourcing

The PeaceHealth headquarters in east Vancouver.

October 12, 2017, 12:07pm Clark County Health

PeaceHealth is laying off nearly 100 employees whose work will be outsourced to two health information management companies. Read story

Boxes of fresh produce line the tables at the Salmon Creek Farmer’s Market at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Tuesday July 26, 2016.

WSU aims to determine if nutrition program for families is working

Boxes of fresh produce line the tables at the Salmon Creek Farmer’s Market at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Tuesday July 26, 2016.

October 12, 2017, 6:01am Clark County Health

Washington State University Clark County Extension wants to know if its nutrition curriculum is being put into practice in homes. And WSU is going to pay families who participate in a study to uncover the answer. Read story

Carole Mills of Vancouver, left, and her son, Ayden, 14, share a moment with their dog, Lena, at their home on Sept. 26. Ayden, who was diagnosed with lymphoma last year, and his mom will be among the thousands participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk this weekend.

Vancouver teen, mom walk the walk after cancer battle, gift of Seahawks visit

Carole Mills of Vancouver, left, and her son, Ayden, 14, share a moment with their dog, Lena, at their home on Sept. 26. Ayden, who was diagnosed with lymphoma last year, and his mom will be among the thousands participating in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk this weekend.

October 9, 2017, 6:01am Clark County Health

In his 14 years, Ayden Mills has endured more major health issues than most adults ever face. Read story

Erin Maher rests on her son Liam's chest as they play together in their apartment on Sept. 11, 2017. Since she was diagnosed with cancer last year, Erin has tried to alleviate stress and worry from her day.

Mom with breast cancer makes most of her timevideo icon

Erin Maher rests on her son Liam's chest as they play together in their apartment on Sept. 11, 2017. Since she was diagnosed with cancer last year, Erin has tried to alleviate stress and worry from her day.

October 8, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Erin Maher pulls her daughter close and nuzzles her face into the crook of the baby’s neck. She alternates between blowing raspberries on 9-month-old Illianna’s delicate skin and peppering her daughter with kisses. Read story

Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson, left, and certified surgical technologist Autumn Hallcraft work together during a lumpectomy surgery at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

New technology brings certainty to breast cancer treatment

Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson, left, and certified surgical technologist Autumn Hallcraft work together during a lumpectomy surgery at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

October 8, 2017, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson stands next to her patient lying on the table in Operating Room 12. She looks at the woman’s bare chest and points to a small mark. That, she said, is where a radiologist inserted a magnet. Read story