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Columbian Health Reporter

Tristin Fuller, left, and his twin brother, Justin, both 11, spend a few moments bonding with their 8-week-old puppy, Kona,at their La Center home Tuesday morning. The boys are among the 3,200 children who have been cared for in the NICU at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center since its opening in 2005.

Twins born prematurely at Legacy Salmon Creek are now 11 and thriving

Tristin Fuller, left, and his twin brother, Justin, both 11, spend a few moments bonding with their 8-week-old puppy, Kona,at their La Center home Tuesday morning. The boys are among the 3,200 children who have been cared for in the NICU at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center since its opening in 2005.

September 4, 2017, 6:30am Clark County Health

Pregnant with twins, Heather and Jason Fuller knew they would likely be welcoming their babies before their due date. Twins, Jason said, often arrive a couple of weeks early. Read story

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September 3, 2017, 6:05am Clark County Health

Vancouver’s two hospitals are spending about $10 million less each year on medical care for those who can’t pay — a result of the Affordable Care Act provisions that required everyone to have health insurance and expanded the Medicaid program. Read story

Air pollution advisory issued for Southwest Washington

September 1, 2017, 2:38pm Clark County News

The Southwest Clean Air Agency has issued an air pollution advisory in advance of predicted hot weather and the return of wildfire smoke and stagnant conditions. The agency is issuing the advisory for wildfire smoke throughout the region and elevated ground-level ozone in Vancouver. Air quality… Read story

Natural health, wellness expert offers free seminar

August 30, 2017, 12:17pm Clark County Health

Paul Reed, owner of Bridge Chiropractic, is offering a free dinner event for people interested in improving their health. Reed, a nationally known natural health and wellness expert and Vancouver native, will discuss various alternative health care options and offer tips for decreasing body fat, increasing energy, lowering cholesterol and… Read story

REACH workshop focuses on weight loss

August 29, 2017, 3:57pm Clark County Health

The Vancouver Clinic is hosting a REACH workshop for those looking to lose weight and become healthier. The REACH (Refine Eating and Activity to Change your Health) workshop is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Vancouver Clinic office at 700 N.E. 87th Ave. The class is $25. Read story

Calling breast cancer patients, survivors

August 24, 2017, 6:00am Breast Cancer

A breast cancer diagnosis can mean months of tests, uncertainty, chemotherapy, radiation and surgical procedures. How do those who receive the diagnosis endure what follows? Read story

Health officials are hoping that 95 percent of kindergartners will be fully immunized this school year.

Health officials aim for 95% of kindergarteners to be vaccinated

Health officials are hoping that 95 percent of kindergartners will be fully immunized this school year.

August 21, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

As summer comes to an end, health officials are urging parents to make sure their children’s immunizations are up-to-date before the new school year begins. Read story

PeaceHealth to lay off 30 medical coders

August 18, 2017, 5:42pm Business

PeaceHealth is laying off 30 medical coders and will contract with a Texas-based company for the services. Read story

Eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver eye clinic part of recall

August 18, 2017, 1:56pm Clark County Health

Some of the eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver Eye Care locations across Clark County may not be safe to use. The eye clinics sold the glasses to patients and community members. One batch of glasses sold — Soluna and Sun Catcher brands — meet safety standards. The second batch, however,… Read story

Runners leave the start line for the Vancouver USA Marathon in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver USA Marathon events canceled

Runners leave the start line for the Vancouver USA Marathon in downtown Vancouver.

August 18, 2017, 9:45am Clark County News

Organizers have canceled the 2017 Vancouver USA Marathon, due to low pre-registration numbers. Read story