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Dawn Horner sits for a portrait in November with her Jack Russell terriers, Mollie and Cooper, at her Vancouver home. Horner was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2014. She has never smoked — though most everyone assumes she must have — and she is now dedicated to educating people about lung cancer.

Stage 4 diagnosis drove nonsmoker to teach that it can happen to anyone

Dawn Horner sits for a portrait in November with her Jack Russell terriers, Mollie and Cooper, at her Vancouver home. Horner was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in 2014. She has never smoked — though most everyone assumes she must have — and she is now dedicated to educating people about lung cancer.

December 4, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Eighty to 90 percent of those diagnosed are current or former cigarette smokers. Read story

Vancouver resident William Gilbert, left, shares a moment with registered nurse Mandy Herrera during his stay Nov. 13 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Nurses in two units of the hospital implemented a no-cellphone policy in patient care areas that is now spreading to the rest of the hospital. Patient satisfaction scores have increased since the policy was implemented.

Legacy Salmon Creek nurses check their cellphones

Vancouver resident William Gilbert, left, shares a moment with registered nurse Mandy Herrera during his stay Nov. 13 at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Nurses in two units of the hospital implemented a no-cellphone policy in patient care areas that is now spreading to the rest of the hospital. Patient satisfaction scores have increased since the policy was implemented.

November 27, 2017, 8:51pm Clark County Health

Checking Facebook during downtime. Texting while taking a break at the nurses station. Responding to emails and checking work schedules between patients. Read story

Infant-massage educator Regina Greenwood, left, uses a doll to demonstrate massage strokes that Kelly Griffith, right, can use on her son, 4-month-old Brennon, during an infant-massage session on Nov. 15 at Greenwood’s Vancouver home. Greenwood has been teaching parents how to connect with their babies through massage for the last two years.

Vancouver woman teaches infant massage to parents

Infant-massage educator Regina Greenwood, left, uses a doll to demonstrate massage strokes that Kelly Griffith, right, can use on her son, 4-month-old Brennon, during an infant-massage session on Nov. 15 at Greenwood’s Vancouver home. Greenwood has been teaching parents how to connect with their babies through massage for the last two years.

November 27, 2017, 6:30am Clark County Health

Regina Greenwood turns down the instrumental music and turns up the heat in her Vancouver home. Read story

Tom and Alisa Brossia shop at Most Everything Vintage on Saturday in downtown Vancouver to support the Small Business Saturday movement. The campaign, launched in 2010 by American Express, encourages people to shop local the day after Black Friday.

Many flock to area’s businesses in support of shop-local movement

Tom and Alisa Brossia shop at Most Everything Vintage on Saturday in downtown Vancouver to support the Small Business Saturday movement. The campaign, launched in 2010 by American Express, encourages people to shop local the day after Black Friday.

November 25, 2017, 6:45pm Clark County News

Julie Landry of Woodland had the perfect “ladies day” planned Saturday for herself, her mom and her mother-in-law. Read story

Searchers find body of missing Vancouver elk hunter

November 25, 2017, 10:46am Clark County News

A search team on Friday found the body of a Vancouver elk hunter who went missing earlier this month. Read story

Julie Burrell of Bloodworks Northwest, left, chats with Vancouver resident Darcy Urdesich as she donates blood in October at the Vancouver Donor Center.

Bloodworks pleads for donations

Julie Burrell of Bloodworks Northwest, left, chats with Vancouver resident Darcy Urdesich as she donates blood in October at the Vancouver Donor Center.

November 22, 2017, 2:30pm Clark County Health

Before sitting down for turkey dinner, Bloodworks Northwest is urging everyone to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Read story

Dr. James Reiss, an electrophysiologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, visited Moscow in June to discuss cryoablation using minimal X-ray. Contributed by Dr.

Local doctor specializes in alternative treatment for atrial fibrillation

Dr. James Reiss, an electrophysiologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, visited Moscow in June to discuss cryoablation using minimal X-ray. Contributed by Dr.

November 20, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

When Dr. James Reiss performed his first cryoablation procedure to treat atrial fibrillation in 2011, his patient was exposed to X-ray radiation for 40 minutes. Read story

Recovery Café wants to serve up hope, help

November 19, 2017, 8:32pm Clark County News

Recovery is a forward-moving action. But for many in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction, there are forces constantly trying to stop that movement. Read story

The Wal-Mart logo

Rats lead to closures in McDonald’s in Vancouver Wal-Mart Supercenter

The Wal-Mart logo

November 17, 2017, 12:08pm Clark County Health

Health officials have temporarily closed portions of the Vancouver Wal-Mart Supercenter and the McDonald’s restaurant inside the store after discovering rats. Read story

Shannon Livingood of Vancouver, center, dishes herself a bowl of soup during the final meeting of the Taking Back My Life pain management group Tuesday at Battle Ground HealthCare in Meadow Glade. Livingood enrolled in the nine-week program to learn how to manage her chronic pain without medication.

Pain-management program helps people with quality of life

Shannon Livingood of Vancouver, center, dishes herself a bowl of soup during the final meeting of the Taking Back My Life pain management group Tuesday at Battle Ground HealthCare in Meadow Glade. Livingood enrolled in the nine-week program to learn how to manage her chronic pain without medication.

November 16, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

MEADOW GLADE — Nine weeks ago, you’d have been hard-pressed to get Shannon Livingood out of bed before noon. Read story