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Columbian Health Reporter

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Top baby names in 2017: Jaxon, Sophia

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January 17, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

Part of Nicole Thornton’s reason for naming her son Wyatt was that the moniker wasn’t as popular as her other favorite name, Liam. Read story

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

Flu activity reaches new peak in Clark County

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

January 15, 2018, 5:14pm Clark County Health

Flu activity is hitting a new high in Clark County. Read story

Physical therapist JJ Flentke helps patient Cathy Monbrod of Vancouver to balance during an exercise Tuesday morning at Boomerang Therapy Works in Vancouver. Flentke opened the gym, which focuses on keeping seniors active, in June.

Vancouver’s Boomerang Therapy Works helps with agility, cognitive issues

Physical therapist JJ Flentke helps patient Cathy Monbrod of Vancouver to balance during an exercise Tuesday morning at Boomerang Therapy Works in Vancouver. Flentke opened the gym, which focuses on keeping seniors active, in June.

January 15, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

Cathy Monbrod has always exercised. Swimming. Biking. Walking. Read story

Health plan enrollment deadline nears

January 14, 2018, 5:04pm Clark County News

Open enrollment for state health plans is in the final stretch. Read story

State pitches health insurance bill

January 14, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s office was shocked when it received 2018 health plan proposals last spring. Read story

Certified nursing assistant Meron Mesfin washes her hands before entering the rooms of influenza patients on Tuesday afternoon at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital has additional precautionary measures in place — such as masks and extra handwashing — to prevent the spread of influenza.

Flu hitting Clark County hard

Certified nursing assistant Meron Mesfin washes her hands before entering the rooms of influenza patients on Tuesday afternoon at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver. The hospital has additional precautionary measures in place — such as masks and extra handwashing — to prevent the spread of influenza.

January 10, 2018, 7:14pm Clark County Health

Flu season is in full swing, and Clark County is getting hit hard. Read story

Meghan Green holds up one of her old shirts on Tuesday afternoon in her Ridgefield home.

Ridgefield woman finds big success, new life with weight-loss program

Meghan Green holds up one of her old shirts on Tuesday afternoon in her Ridgefield home.

January 8, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

Meghan Green had somewhat low expectations when she started the HMR diet last January. Read story

The city of Everett sued the maker of OxyContin a year ago.

State Attorney General: OxyContin maker Purdue pushed prescriptions

The city of Everett sued the maker of OxyContin a year ago.

January 6, 2018, 5:04pm Clark County Health

Vancouver nurse practitioner Kelly Bell prescribed more than $1.5 million worth of OxyContin in a six-month span in 2008 — months before federal agents raided the Payette Clinic, according to court documents filed Friday. Read story

Liza Anzellotti monitors the cryotherapy sauna as her husband, Dave Anzellotti, demonstrates how it is used Tuesday at 3SIX0 Fitness in Vancouver. Whole-body cryotherapy is said to reduce inflammation and chronic pain, and accelerate athletic recovery.

184 degrees below zero for fitness

Liza Anzellotti monitors the cryotherapy sauna as her husband, Dave Anzellotti, demonstrates how it is used Tuesday at 3SIX0 Fitness in Vancouver. Whole-body cryotherapy is said to reduce inflammation and chronic pain, and accelerate athletic recovery.

January 1, 2018, 6:03am Clark County Health

Liza Anzellotti is a runner and CrossFitter. She also experiences chronic pain. Her husband, Dave Anzellotti, also does CrossFit and boot-camp workouts. Read story

Columbian health reporter Marissa Harshman tries the Cryosauna at 3Six0 Fitness in Vancouver.

What’s it like to be so cold for three minutes?

Columbian health reporter Marissa Harshman tries the Cryosauna at 3Six0 Fitness in Vancouver.

January 1, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Health

I had no intention of getting into the Cryosauna when I arrived at 3Six0 Fitness. Read story