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    • February 6, 2014
    • Local Physical Therapist Heads for Sochi

    • Ana Jeronimus Robinson has a lifetime commitment to cross-country skiing, but the former Nordic racer transitioned from athlete to team physical therapist in her role supporting the U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team. Also, she has found that “a personal test run” on the World Cup and Olympic cross-country courses is a great cure for jet lag. This will come in handy for Robinson when she hops on a plane to Sochi, Russia this week.“I am thrilled to be working with this team in Sochi. Being a phy... MORE →
    • February 3, 2014
    • Matters of the Heart: Keep Yours Healthy

    • Valentine’s Day is coming, but all of February is National Heart Month. You’ve heard that many women die of a broken heart. The truth is not that far off. While not exactly brought on by sadness or lost love, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States and is the cause of death for one out of every four U.S. women. Heart disease is not only a concern for older women, but for all women over the age of 20, particularly those who smoke, are overweight, have high blo... MORE →
    • February 3, 2014
    • Dr. Tom Hackett Just What U.S. Snowboarding's Olympic Team Ordered

    • It was only 11 days after shoulder surgery when snowboarder Nate Holland raced in the Lake Louise snowboardcross World Cup competition, where he placed seventh. Two weeks later in Spain, he placed fourth. Just six weeks after the surgery, the two-time Olympian was a Winter X Games gold medalist."To come here and do this — to win at X Games — is huge for my confidence and for riding. I'm looking forward to throwing one down the barrel in Sochi and beating the world," said Holland, who was fourth ... MORE →
    • February 1, 2014
    • Thank You, Dr. Steadman

    • The day was beautiful in the summer of 1990. Dr. J. Richard Steadman stepped into the operating room to perform his first operation at Vail Valley Medical Center. I recall the day as if it was yesterday. This day marked the beginning of 24 years of consistent and continuous success for The Steadman Clinic and for VVMC. The face of VVMC changed forever. VVMC became less of a seasonal hospital. Consistency in staffing in all areas has made it possible for hospital staff to settle into the communit... MORE →
    • January 30, 2014
    • Dr. Peter Millett Recognized by Orthopedics This Week as One of the Best Shoulder Surgeons in the US

    • Colorado orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Millett has been recognized by Orthopedics This Week as one of the best shoulder surgeons in the US. This list of the top 28 shoulder surgeons represents leaders in their subspecialty chosen by their peers. In addition, U.S. News & World Reports has consistently ranked Dr. Millett among the top 1% of best orthopedic surgeons.Dr. Millett is well known in the orthopedic community for his innovative shoulder research previously conducted at Harvard Medical... MORE →
    • January 29, 2014
    • Dr. Richard Steadman to Retire From His Surgical Practice at The Steadman Clinic

    • Dr. J. Richard Steadman, founder of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), has announced that he is retiring from his active surgical practice. Dr. Steadman looks forward to continuing to consult with his physician colleagues at The Steadman Clinic, focusing on the practice of evidence-based medicine to return patients to their active lifestyles.  He will also continue as co-chairman of the institute, the charitable entity known throughout the world for its res... MORE →
    • January 28, 2014
    • Thanks for Your Support

    • I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to the men and women of the Eagle River Fire Protection District. In addition to serving our community and keeping us safe, the members of ERFPD have volunteered their time to support patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center.During the month of October ERFPD donned hot pink shirts to raise awareness and sold those shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Shaw’s Pretty In Pink community-wide initiative.Then, in the month of November many ERFPD m... MORE →
    • January 14, 2014
    • New Board Chairman at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • Vail Health Services, one of the two volunteer boards that govern the nonprofit Vail Valley Medical Center, elected Michael Shannon as its new chairman. Former chairman, Ron Davis, will now lead the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation. “The medical center and our community are fortunate to have Mike and Ron donate their time and energy to lead our organization and I’m grateful for Ron’s dedicated service as a board member for over a decade,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valle... MORE →
    • January 14, 2014
    • Women’s Health Column: Trouble with Urinary Incontinence?

    • As I stated in previous columns, studies show that 80 percent of us gals have trouble with incontinence at some point in our lives. However, just because it is common, does not mean it’s normal. Let’s continue the conversation. So you’ve been doing your kegels, keeping track of your intake and output, making sure you’re not going “just in case” and you’re still leaking.  I have been saving some things to tell you that you might not want to hear. You might have to give up coffee. Or wine ... GOIN... MORE →
    • January 7, 2014
    • Free Annual Wellness Visits in Eagle County

    • Now that the key word is “free,” there is no excuse to avoid seeing the doctor. This goes for healthy people more than anyone.Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and most medical insurance companies are mandated to cover free annual wellness visits.What exactly is an annual wellness visit? In addition to offering basics such as height, weight, blood pressure and body mass measurements, the visits include an evaluation of family medical history, cognitive impairment detection and personal... MORE →