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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

Lab assistant Melissa Cornelison tests nasal swabs for influenza recently at PeaceHealth Southwest’s Inpatient Laboratory in Vancouver. The hospital is seeing an influx in patients with the flu.

Clark County flu rates climb back up

Lab assistant Melissa Cornelison tests nasal swabs for influenza recently at PeaceHealth Southwest’s Inpatient Laboratory in Vancouver. The hospital is seeing an influx in patients with the flu.

March 25, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Health

Eighteen weeks after the local flu season began, the influenza virus is still sickening Clark County residents. Read story

Enrollment for health plans hits record high

March 22, 2018, 8:32pm Clark County Health

The number of people purchasing health plans from the state-based insurance exchange reached record levels this year in Clark County and across the state. Read story

Third-graders Avery Ahrens, from left, Sam Coté and Karina Woodley run laps around the playground at Hough Elementary School. The trio are among the regular participants in the new Hough Mileage Club — a voluntary running program offered during lunch recesses.

Hough Mileage Club a healthy recess option for students

Third-graders Avery Ahrens, from left, Sam Coté and Karina Woodley run laps around the playground at Hough Elementary School. The trio are among the regular participants in the new Hough Mileage Club — a voluntary running program offered during lunch recesses.

March 20, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

A group of third-graders burst through the doors of Hough Elementary School and into the outdoor playground. Read story

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Doctors first line of defense in diagnosing depression in teens

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March 19, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Health

Pediatricians may not have expected mental health to make up a significant part of their practice years ago. But today, it’s clear pediatricians are not only needed to care for adolescents’ physical health, but their mental health, too. Read story

Beginning next month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin mailing out new Medicare cards with unique, randomly assigned numbers and letters that replace Social Security numbers. Washington residents won’t receive the cards until after June.

Seniors, be on the lookout for new Medicare card

Beginning next month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin mailing out new Medicare cards with unique, randomly assigned numbers and letters that replace Social Security numbers. Washington residents won’t receive the cards until after June.

March 18, 2018, 4:00pm Clark County Health

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has a message for seniors with Medicare: Watch your mailboxes. Read story

Portland business recalls kratom powder linked to salmonella

March 17, 2018, 5:23pm Clark County Health

Two Clark County residents are among the nearly 90 people sickened by salmonella bacteria in a national outbreak linked to kratom. Read story

Alzheimer’s Association offers free educational programs

March 14, 2018, 3:58pm Clark County Health

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is offering two free educational programs this month for those interested in learning about the disease. The first class, “The Basics,” is 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 21 at Kaiser Permanente Orchards Medical Office, Room A, 7101 N.E. 137th Ave., Vancouver. The class… Read story

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Making the cut at March Madness

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March 12, 2018, 6:06am Clark County Health

Vas Madness. Snip City. Read story