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20 new Clark County COVID-19 deaths reported as new cases continue slow decline

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October 14, 2021, 12:35pm Clark County Health

The rate of COVID-19's spread in Clark County continued a slow decline in the past week, though deaths recorded since Oct. 7 rose to 20, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Pink-clad runners and walkers are converging on Vancouver’s waterfront this morning. The return of the Girlfriends Run in person after last year’s virtual event is just another example of how breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters have adapted to the dangerous and shifting circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

Breast cancer survivors find strength, sisterhood on dragon boat

The Catch-22 dragon boat team, which includes a subdivision of breast cancer survivors, practices in August at Vancouver Lake.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

When Tammy Michelson climbed onto a dragon boat for her first-ever race, she knew she was prepared. Read story

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Clark County breast cancer survivors offer advice, support after diagnosis

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October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Facing a breast cancer diagnosis can be a frightening prospect. Read story

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

Art therapy a healing outlet for breast cancer patients

Art by Aimee Berg (Contributed photo)

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

The emotions associated with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are sometimes too overwhelming to put into words. When there are no words, many breast cancer patients and survivors opt for pictures instead. Read story

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

Run for your life: Exercise important for breast cancer patients

Amy Hawkins and Ben Novinger begin a workout at their home in Portland. They are participants in a OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute trial program called Exercising Together. Continuing research demonstrates that exercise is beneficial during and after cancer treatment.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

You don’t have to tell all the people participating in today’s Girlfriends Run for a Cure event on the Vancouver waterfront that exercise is a great way to get and stay healthy. Read story

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

New breast cancer approach: Self-defense

Zahi Mitri, M.D., M.S., is an OHSU School of Medicine assistant professor and a medical oncologist at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in Portland.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

After decades of going after breast cancer with chemotherapy — the medical equivalent of a sledgehammer, smashing everything in its path — scientists are developing and deploying gentler, finer, more targeted tools that work better and cause fewer side effects. They’re learning how to blend and customize medications and treatment… Read story

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

Sisterhood of breast cancer survivors leads the way

Breast cancer survivors Sherry Stose of Ridgefield, right, and Susan Pagel of Vancouver.

October 10, 2021, 5:50am Breast Cancer

Sherry Stose was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly a decade ago, but she still recalls her gut reaction. Read story

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Clark County reports 1,110 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths

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October 7, 2021, 12:10pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 1,110 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths from the disease this week as disease activity remained high and hospitalizations rose slightly, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

Clark County Public Health officials urge: get flu shot

Flu season can begin as soon as October and stretch into the spring.

October 7, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

As COVID-19 cases remain at a high level, public health officials are calling on Clark County residents to get a flu shot to protect against influenza and reduce the burden on the medical system. Read story