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Some local veterinarians are recommending pet owners immunize their dogs against canine influenza, particularly social dogs who frequent dog parks, doggie day cares, groomers, boarding facilities or dog shows. While there have not been any confirmed cases of canine influenza in Southwest Washington, local veterinarians say they won’t be surprised to see local cases.

Yes, dogs can get the flu, too

Some local veterinarians are recommending pet owners immunize their dogs against canine influenza, particularly social dogs who frequent dog parks, doggie day cares, groomers, boarding facilities or dog shows. While there have not been any confirmed cases of canine influenza in Southwest Washington, local veterinarians say they won’t be surprised to see local cases.

March 8, 2018, 7:08pm Clark County Health

While flu season appears to be winding down for humans, it may be heating up for man’s best friend. Read story

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Is there a menace clucking in your backyard?

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March 5, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

Backyard chickens are great for fresh eggs, but, health officials warn, they’re also a great conduit for illness. As the number of backyard poultry flocks increases, so do the number of people contracting salmonella from their feathered friends. Read story

Douglas Greene, center, and his wife, Heather Greene, right, donated $500,000 toward efforts to create a comprehensive cancer center at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital named the breast center after the couple.

Legacy celebrates breast center opening, donors

Douglas Greene, center, and his wife, Heather Greene, right, donated $500,000 toward efforts to create a comprehensive cancer center at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital named the breast center after the couple.

February 28, 2018, 10:24pm Clark County Health

For people facing a cancer diagnosis, days are filled with stress and uncertainty. For those undergoing cancer treatment, the daily strain can be overwhelming. Read story

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Millennials: Now we’re after their blood

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February 26, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

Millennials are at it again. Read story

Laury Giffin tattoos pink cherry blossoms on Laura Hottman’s right breast. Hottman, 54, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015. After a double mastectomy and reconstruction, Hottman opted for decorative tattooing to disguise the scars on her breasts.

Decorative tattoos a symbol of survival following battle with breast cancer

Laury Giffin tattoos pink cherry blossoms on Laura Hottman’s right breast. Hottman, 54, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015. After a double mastectomy and reconstruction, Hottman opted for decorative tattooing to disguise the scars on her breasts.

February 25, 2018, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Laura Hottman never planned on getting tattoos. But the 54-year-old also never planned on getting breast cancer. Read story

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposes replacing a portion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cash-on-a-card benefits with a pre-assembled box of canned and shelf-stable foods. State officials criticized the proposal, saying it would negatively impact the health of Washington residents.

Trump’s food box plan rankles many

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposes replacing a portion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cash-on-a-card benefits with a pre-assembled box of canned and shelf-stable foods. State officials criticized the proposal, saying it would negatively impact the health of Washington residents.

February 20, 2018, 6:01am Clark County Health

Judy Tiffany has diabetes. Her mom, Dorris Cotton, has celiac disease. Read story

State reinsurance program gets reboot

February 19, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

Proposed legislation that state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler says will stabilize the health insurance market is back on track after facing pushback from third-party plan administrators. Read story

Medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson’s vitals during an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The Vancouver hospital is giving ovarian cancer patients, like Peterson, more opportunities to enroll in clinical trials.

Woman with cancer takes part in clinical trials, hoping to help

Medical assistant Leena Amphornphong takes Phyllis Peterson’s vitals during an appointment at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. The Vancouver hospital is giving ovarian cancer patients, like Peterson, more opportunities to enroll in clinical trials.

February 19, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

Phyllis Peterson has spent her life helping others. Read story

Light snowfall expected Sunday in Clark County

February 18, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Clark County residents can expect to see snow throughout the day today — but it won’t be much. Read story

About 100 volunteers spent a soggy Saturday morning laying sod for Army Spc. Alex Hussey, who will receive the keys to a specially adapted custom home in Washougal in a few months. The home is being built and donated by the nonprofit Homes For Our Troops.

Volunteers brave wet weather to lay sod for veteran’s new custom home

About 100 volunteers spent a soggy Saturday morning laying sod for Army Spc. Alex Hussey, who will receive the keys to a specially adapted custom home in Washougal in a few months. The home is being built and donated by the nonprofit Homes For Our Troops.

February 17, 2018, 8:14pm Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — The weather wasn’t ideal for landscaping on Saturday morning, with temperatures in the 40s and gusty wind sending rain sideways, but that didn’t stop about 100 volunteers from getting their hands dirty. Read story