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Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson, left, and Dr. Allen Gabriel place the BioZorb implant into the breast of Dr. Anne Peled, a breast cancer surgeon from California, during lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Tuesday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The oncoplastic surgery uses breast tissue to fill the void left by the removed tumor. The implant serves as a marker of the cancer location for future radiation treatment.

Breast cancer surgeon diagnosed with breast cancer advocates oncoplastic surgery

Dr. Toni Storm-Dickerson, left, and Dr. Allen Gabriel place the BioZorb implant into the breast of Dr. Anne Peled, a breast cancer surgeon from California, during lumpectomy and oncoplastic surgery Tuesday at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The oncoplastic surgery uses breast tissue to fill the void left by the removed tumor. The implant serves as a marker of the cancer location for future radiation treatment.

January 22, 2018, 6:30am Breast Cancer

Dr. Anne Peled never imaged she would be on the other side of the scalpel. Read story

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State suspends license of Clark County surgeon

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January 17, 2018, 7:57pm Clark County Health

State health officials immediately suspended the license of a Clark County surgeon after he tested positive for controlled and illicit substances. Read story

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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

RIDGEFIELD — 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