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Columbian Health Reporter

Vancouver library hosts series on healthy aging

April 10, 2018, 10:56am Clark County Health

Fort Vancouver Regional Library is hosting a free six-week series on healthy aging and aging in place. The classes are 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays, beginning May 6, at Vancouver Community Library, Klickitat Room, 901 C St., Vancouver. Here are the scheduled topics: May 6: Healthy Aging and Alternative Medicine:… Read story

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Five-week running series debuts in Vancouver for ages 2 to 14

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April 9, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Health

Renee Collins remembers how tough it was to find activities for her children when they were younger. As toddlers, they were too young for T-ball and most other organized sports. Now that her kids are 5 and 8 years old, it’s much easier to find activities to keep them busy. Read story

State health officials suspend license of Vancouver doctor

April 5, 2018, 8:48pm Clark County Health

State health officials have immediately suspended the license of a Clark County physician, alleging she is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety due to a mental or physical condition. Read story

Alzheimer’s Association offers free educational programs

April 4, 2018, 4:53pm Clark County Health

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering free educational programs this month for those interested in learning about the disease. The first class, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease,” provides information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. The program will be… Read story

Roy Hahn of Vancouver ran the Boston Marathon in 1988. He never intended to run the race again, but he was inspired to begin training again after the bombings at the marathon five years ago. In two weeks, the 72-year-old will toe the line for the 122nd annual Boston Marathon.

Bombing inspires Vancouver man to run Boston marathon again

Roy Hahn of Vancouver ran the Boston Marathon in 1988. He never intended to run the race again, but he was inspired to begin training again after the bombings at the marathon five years ago. In two weeks, the 72-year-old will toe the line for the 122nd annual Boston Marathon.

April 2, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

When Roy Hahn crossed the finish line of the 1988 Boston Marathon, he assumed it would be his last time running the legendary race — his fourth finish in four years. Read story

Vancouver group hosts talk on youth opioid abuse

April 1, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

A Clark County substance abuse prevention coalition is hosting a forum on youth opioid use and is joining with local and state agencies in other efforts this month. The April events align with Prevent Coalition’s mission to reduce the toll opioids are taking on the community. Read story

Ronnie Tamez and Chris Gross, two technicians with First Call Septic, perform an inspection on June 21, 2017.

Septic system loans available for Clark County homeowners

Ronnie Tamez and Chris Gross, two technicians with First Call Septic, perform an inspection on June 21, 2017.

March 29, 2018, 7:42pm Clark County News

Homeowners facing costly septic system repairs or replacements can now tap into a new financial assistance program to help foot the bill. Read story

Bobby Blanks, safety manager for Howard S. Wright Construction, looks on as a crane lifts a Kia Soul over a building at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The vehicle, donated by Dick Hannah Kia, was placed on a third-floor outdoor patio and will be used by rehabilitation patients learning how to enter and exit a vehicle.

Soul therapy: Rehab patients to relearn entering, exiting car

Bobby Blanks, safety manager for Howard S. Wright Construction, looks on as a crane lifts a Kia Soul over a building at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The vehicle, donated by Dick Hannah Kia, was placed on a third-floor outdoor patio and will be used by rehabilitation patients learning how to enter and exit a vehicle.

March 28, 2018, 8:41pm Clark County Health

Rehab patients at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center will soon no longer need to trudge out to the parking lot to practice entering and exiting a vehicle. Instead, they’ll just head to the rehab unit’s outdoor patio and slide into the seats of the Kia Soul parked three stories up. Read story

Washington State University medical students Morgan Black, 26, of Spokane, left, and Megan Short, 27, of Vancouver, laugh as Black attempts to properly put on her surgical glove during a workshop on gowning and gloving for the operating room. First-year medical students spent several hours Monday afternoon learning from the staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. They’re in town all week.

Medical students from WSU get hands-on training

Washington State University medical students Morgan Black, 26, of Spokane, left, and Megan Short, 27, of Vancouver, laugh as Black attempts to properly put on her surgical glove during a workshop on gowning and gloving for the operating room. First-year medical students spent several hours Monday afternoon learning from the staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. They’re in town all week.

March 27, 2018, 6:01am Clark County Health

Alex Franke has donned surgical gloves in the past. But the Washington State University medical student had never gone step-by-step through the process of gowning and gloving for a sterile operating room. Read story

Neurologist Gurjeet Singh injects Botox into Kari Carlson’s forehead as her husband, Keith Carlson, offers his support. Carlson receives 31 Botox injections every 12 weeks to manage her chronic migraines.

Finding migraine relief with botox

Neurologist Gurjeet Singh injects Botox into Kari Carlson’s forehead as her husband, Keith Carlson, offers his support. Carlson receives 31 Botox injections every 12 weeks to manage her chronic migraines.

March 26, 2018, 6:30am Clark County Health

The migraines began in 1987. When one struck, Kari Carlson would see black spots and become nauseous. The searing pain would bring her to her knees. Read story