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Columbian Health Reporter

Saward Lecture focuses on teenage brain

September 20, 2017, 12:13pm Clark County Health

Free tickets are now available for the 2017 Saward Lecture, sponsored by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. The lecture is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave., Portland. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance at https://research.kpchr.org/saward. The… Read story

Marg Nelson of Vancouver, a spiritual health volunteer, admires the colorful birdhouses in the newly renovated healing garden Friday morning at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Nelson sponsored the creation of a labyrinth in the garden, which will be officially unveiled to the community at an event at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Healing garden blooms at Legacy Salmon Creek

Marg Nelson of Vancouver, a spiritual health volunteer, admires the colorful birdhouses in the newly renovated healing garden Friday morning at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Nelson sponsored the creation of a labyrinth in the garden, which will be officially unveiled to the community at an event at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

September 18, 2017, 7:28pm Clark County Health

Finding a place for quiet reflection and respite can be challenging under the bright lights of a hospital operating 24 hours a day. But this week, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center officials are unveiling a newly renovated space they hope will provide just that for employees, patients and visitors. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

PeaceHealth union ratifies first contract

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.

September 18, 2017, 5:54pm Business

A 900-member group of recently unionized service and laboratory workers at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center voted Thursday to ratify their first contract. Read story

Todd Walker, 46, left, holds his head still while psychiatric nurse practitioner Ruth Rogers prepares a NeuroStar machine for transcranial magnetic stimulation Sept. 6 at Serenity TMS in Vancouver. TMS is a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for major depressive disorder.

Magnetic treatment takes on depression

Todd Walker, 46, left, holds his head still while psychiatric nurse practitioner Ruth Rogers prepares a NeuroStar machine for transcranial magnetic stimulation Sept. 6 at Serenity TMS in Vancouver. TMS is a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment for major depressive disorder.

September 18, 2017, 6:01am Clark County Health

Todd Walker stares straight ahead as Ruth Rogers uses a red-light marker to align the arm of the NeuroStar machine on the Vancouver man’s head. Read story

An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

PeaceHealth employee accessed patient info unnecessarily

An exterior view of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (The Columbian files)

September 15, 2017, 5:14pm Clark County Health

Nearly 2,000 patients at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center are being notified that an employee unnecessarily accessed their private health information. Read story

Declan Reagan, 5, sits atop the shoulders of his father, Francis Reagan, Tuesday outside the Washougal Police Department, where his dad serves as a police officer. Declan received a bone marrow transplant in July after being diagnosed with two types of cancer. “A woman in another country gave him the chance to have a life, and that’s really cool” says his mother, Lauren Reagan.

Vancouver boy gets bone marrow transplant

Declan Reagan, 5, sits atop the shoulders of his father, Francis Reagan, Tuesday outside the Washougal Police Department, where his dad serves as a police officer. Declan received a bone marrow transplant in July after being diagnosed with two types of cancer. “A woman in another country gave him the chance to have a life, and that’s really cool” says his mother, Lauren Reagan.

September 11, 2017, 6:06am Clark County Health

In the last year and a half, Declan Reagan has been told he has cancer three times. In fighting those cancers, Declan has already hit the lifetime maximum for a class of chemotherapy drugs. Read story

Volunteers remove the top layer of grass to make way for a soft-surface trail Saturday morning at Raymond E. Schaffer Park in Vancouver. Vancouver Parks and Recreation and Washington Trails Association led the volunteer effort as a part of the annual Clark County Connects Day of Service.

Volunteers spruce up parks, gardens, community centers on Day of Service

Volunteers remove the top layer of grass to make way for a soft-surface trail Saturday morning at Raymond E. Schaffer Park in Vancouver. Vancouver Parks and Recreation and Washington Trails Association led the volunteer effort as a part of the annual Clark County Connects Day of Service.

September 9, 2017, 6:05pm Clark County News

Many people driving by the 10 acres of fenced land near Vancouver Mall wouldn’t think to stop at the undeveloped natural area. But the efforts of a few dozen volunteers on Saturday may change some minds. Read story

Patriot Prayer rally moved to Vancouver

September 9, 2017, 5:59pm Latest News

Vancouver conservative activist Joey Gibson announced Saturday afternoon that he’s moving his planned Sunday rally and march from Portland to downtown Vancouver. The Patriot Prayer leader announced the location change on his Facebook page, citing the large group of anti-protesters expected in Portland. The Peaceful Vancouver Freedom March will begin… Read story

Woodland motor home fire displaces couple, dog

September 9, 2017, 1:09pm Latest News

Fire destroyed a large motor home in Woodland Friday night. Clark County Fire & Rescue responded to a fire on the 300 block of Pekin Road at about 10 p.m. Friday. Fire crews arrived to find a class A motor home — a large, bus-type recreational vehicle — on fire,… Read story

Alexander Fuller of Vancouver walks down Main Street in Vancouver on Tuesday wearing a face mask to protect himself from smoke and ash in the air caused by the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

Officials extend air-pollution advisory, caution residents

Alexander Fuller of Vancouver walks down Main Street in Vancouver on Tuesday wearing a face mask to protect himself from smoke and ash in the air caused by the Eagle Creek Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

September 5, 2017, 9:24pm Clark County Health

Health officials are urging people to limit their exposure to outdoor air as smoke and ash from wildfires in the Columbia River Gorge blanket Southwest Washington. Read story