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A Caring Closet co-founders Jodie Zelazny, left, and Sara Scheetz look over the variety of medical equipment they have available for those who need it. The nonprofit’s most requested items are wheelchairs, walkers, bath benches, adult briefs and scooters.

Caring Closet provides medical equipment for those who need it

A Caring Closet co-founders Jodie Zelazny, left, and Sara Scheetz look over the variety of medical equipment they have available for those who need it. The nonprofit’s most requested items are wheelchairs, walkers, bath benches, adult briefs and scooters.

February 12, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Health

When Sara Scheetz and Jodie Zelazny started squirrelling away walkers and bath benches in their garages, they never expected it to turn into a nonprofit organization serving thousands of Clark County residents in just a couple of years. Read story

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks to The Columbian Editorial Board in August. Harris says he thinks his bill to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21 will pass the House, but the success of the Senate bill is less clear, he said.

Bills aim to lift legal age to buy tobacco, vapor products to 21

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, speaks to The Columbian Editorial Board in August. Harris says he thinks his bill to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21 will pass the House, but the success of the Senate bill is less clear, he said.

February 9, 2018, 8:25pm Clark County News

Ninety-five percent of smokers first lit a cigarette before celebrating their 21st birthday. And research shows most young people who make it to age 21 without smoking will never pick up the habit. Read story

Mykel Peterson, 4, died following a dental procedure.

Dentists charged with unprofessional conduct in child’s death

Mykel Peterson, 4, died following a dental procedure.

February 7, 2018, 1:39pm Clark County Health

State health officials are alleging unprofessional conduct by two Vancouver dentists linked to the death of 4-year-old Mykel Wayne Peterson. Read story

Otto Brown Neighborhood Park will include a nature play area that repurposes trees that need to be cut down for construction and highlights remaining trees. The nature area will include a wood chip path, logs to climb on and landscaping to attract butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

Park will reward Clark County residents’ patience

Otto Brown Neighborhood Park will include a nature play area that repurposes trees that need to be cut down for construction and highlights remaining trees. The nature area will include a wood chip path, logs to climb on and landscaping to attract butterflies, birds and other wildlife.

February 7, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

A neighborhood park eight years in the making is finally coming to fruition. Read story

Mykel Peterson, 4, died following a dental procedure.

Health officials charge doctor in 4-year-old’s death

Mykel Peterson, 4, died following a dental procedure.

February 5, 2018, 2:22pm Clark County Health

The state health department is alleging unprofessional conduct by the doctor who administered anesthesia to a 4-year-old Vancouver boy who died after a dental procedure in March. Read story

Justin Hayden listens as his daughter, Gwenyth, 5, talks about her dolls while playing together on a recent Wednesday. Gwenyth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2017.

Cancer of blood, bone marrow changed girl’s routine, but she’s shining again

Justin Hayden listens as his daughter, Gwenyth, 5, talks about her dolls while playing together on a recent Wednesday. Gwenyth was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January 2017.

February 5, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Health

Looking back at old photos, Justin Hayden can see the difference in his 5-year-old daughter’s face. Read story

Erin Maher is joined onstage by her son, Liam, 3, while she shares her story of battling cancer while pregnant during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October at the University of Portland. Maher was 14 weeks pregnant with her daughter, Illianna, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cancer-free, woman’s struggle with hope and fear continues

Erin Maher is joined onstage by her son, Liam, 3, while she shares her story of battling cancer while pregnant during the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October at the University of Portland. Maher was 14 weeks pregnant with her daughter, Illianna, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

February 4, 2018, 6:00am Breast Cancer

Erin Maher waited 496 days to hear if her breast cancer was gone. Read story

Clock ticking for community health centers in Clark County

February 2, 2018, 6:05am Clark County Health

Congress approved ongoing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program earlier this month — more than 100 days after federal funding expired. Now, health care advocates say, it’s time for legislators to turn their attention to community health centers. Read story

Heidi Stewart of Vancouver collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest five years ago while walking the halls of Evergreen High School. She was saved by an AED. Today, Stewart is teaming up with the American Heart Association to educate women about heart disease.

After suffering cardiac arrest as teen, Heidi Stewart aims to educate others

Heidi Stewart of Vancouver collapsed in sudden cardiac arrest five years ago while walking the halls of Evergreen High School. She was saved by an AED. Today, Stewart is teaming up with the American Heart Association to educate women about heart disease.

January 29, 2018, 6:30am Clark County Health

The first thing Heidi Stewart did when she woke up in the cardiovascular intensive care unit was try to wiggle her fingers and toes. The 18-year-old high school senior had suffered sudden cardiac arrest. She feared that the rest of her life she would be confined to a hospital bed. 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 activity ‘may have peaked’

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.

January 24, 2018, 6:10pm Clark County Health

Even though the flu virus continues to sicken people across Clark County, relief may be on the horizon. Read story