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Getting to heart of binge drinking

January 14, 2020, 6:02am Health

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association indicates there may be a link between binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption and heart damage. Read story

York Elementary teacher battles cancer with acts of kindness

January 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Things took an ominous turn when the police cars rolled up. Read story

Working in Clark County: Maggie Yaddof, environmental health specialist at Clark County Public Health

January 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

YACOLT — Upon entering the Fargher Lakehouse restaurant, you’re immediately struck with a sense of home. Read story

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

January 16, 2020, 9:09am Health

TOMALI, Malawi — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases. Read story

Battle Ground schools approve sex education option

January 14, 2020, 5:55pm Clark County Health

Comprehensive sexual health education is making its way to Battle Ground high schools — but only as an option. Read story

Vancouver massage therapist accused of inappropriately touching female clients

January 11, 2020, 9:03pm Clark County Health

State health officials have suspended a Vancouver massage therapist's credentials, pending further legal action, after he allegedly inappropriately touched five female clients. Read story

Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.

Portland lab offers cellular age testing

January 10, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Do you ever feel like you’re older than you are? Read story

Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

January 8, 2020, 8:45am Health

NEW YORK — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. Read story

Dry January not for everyone, experts say

January 6, 2020, 6:05am Health

The holiday parties are over, the New Year’s resolutions are in and many likely revolve around a healthier 2020. For those who may have been overserved during December’s festivities, or are just looking for a challenge, that could include cutting out the glass of wine with dinner or the cocktails during nights out with friends. Read story

WHO: Tobacco use drops among men

January 6, 2020, 6:05am Health

NEW YORK — Worldwide, the number of men using traditional tobacco products has finally started to decline, health officials said recently. Read story