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    • November 22, 2013
    • Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards Hosts Prostate Awareness Event Friday

    • Looking around at a bunch of guys sipping beer and stroking their Movember mustaches, it’s a little scary to realize that one out of six of them will at some point be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s reassuring, however, to know that our community is coming together to have fun while supporting prostate cancer awareness. Today, Crazy Mountain Brewery is hosting a Movember Prostate Awareness event, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to Shaw Regional Cancer Center to help patients.The pr... MORE →
    • October 30, 2013
    • Breckenridge Woman Learns About Herself Through Breast Cancer

    • Exactly one year to the day of her breast cancer diagnosis, Lisa Middlebrook was on the mountain at Vail, her 10-year-old son Patrick beside her, preparing for a day full of skiing. The date was March 3, 2012, and the occasion was the first year of Pink Vail, a fundraising event for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.Participating that year was a big step for Middlebrook, and symbolic of the progress she had made over her disease.“That was my goal, to be well enough to be able to ski,” she said. Sh... MORE →
    • October 29, 2013
    • Stressing Out? Stop!

    • Two-thirds of Americans say they need help for stress.Creating space in the day to stop, come down from the worried mind, and get back into the present moment has been shown to be enormously helpful in mitigating the negative effects of our stress response. When we drop into the present, we’re more likely to gain perspective and see that we have the power to regulate our response to pressure.Here’s a short 1-3 minute practice you can weave into your day to step into that space between stimulus a... MORE →
    • October 24, 2013
    • Breast Cancer Awareness: Are You Dense?

    • No woman really enjoys being called “dense,” but when it comes to screening for breast cancer, this term has completely different implications. Speaking the language of mammography, if a patient is deemed “dense” or “extremely dense,” it means her breasts are comprised of a large amount of dense tissue rather than fatty tissue, a common characteristic of younger, pre-menopausal women or those on hormone therapy. The aging process typically causes breast tissue to become less dense. The problem i... MORE →
    • October 24, 2013
    • Exercise: How Much is Enough?

    • Based on several recent large-scale studies, exercise has emerged as a strong protective factor both for incidence and progression cancer in the prostate and breast. A landmark study in 2011 that followed 2,700 men found that those who reported at least three hours/week of vigorous activity had a 61% lower risk of dying from prostate cancer than those who exercised less than one hour/week. All exercise is good exercise, with recreational and leisure activity showing a decrease in mortality. But ... MORE →
    • October 11, 2013
    • Shaw Regional Cancer Center's Newest Addition

    • Not many ski towns are equipped with a comprehensive medical clinic, much less a cancer facility. What’s more is that the Shaw Regional Cancer Center is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, the most recent addition a brand new linear accelerator. What is a linear accelerator, you may ask? No, it is not a time travel device or a body-shrinking contraption. It is a machine that administers external beam radiation for cancer treatment and Shaw just acquired the market’s newest and most advanc... MORE →
    • October 2, 2013
    • Eagle County Rallies for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, according to . But thankfully, local salons and businesses throughout Eagle County are coming together this month to educate, celebrate and raise funds to save Eagle County tatas. Pretty in Pink, a breast health awareness and fundraising initiative that supports local women in need with breast diagnostics screenings at the Sonnenalp Breast Center, is in full swing and working to save live... MORE →
    • September 30, 2013
    • Put Up Your Flu Shield

    • If you were going to a place where malaria was rampant, you would make a point to get vaccinated. Embarking on flu season here in the United States, the need for protection is equally important. “The flu shot has been proven to be the most effective prevention of the flu and now the influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone. It used to be you had to have certain diseases or be immunocompromised, but now it’s recommended for all people older than six months with rare exception,” says Michael ... MORE →
    • September 27, 2013
    • Health Insurance Changes for Coloradoans

    • Healthcare insurance in Colorado is changing. As of October 1st, many Coloradans will be eligible, based on income, to reduce the cost of private health insurance through . Many will also be newly eligible for in 2014. Additionally, eligible children and pregnant women will still be able to get insurance through (CHP+). The have issued the following helpful tips regarding the new insurance exchanges launching this fall: If you don’t already have health coverage, the Health Insurance Marketpl... MORE →
    • September 26, 2013
    • Hike, Wine & Dine Event Raises Money for Jack's Place

    • There were strong emotions amongst the 350 participants who came out to Hike, Wine and Dine on Sunday at Beaver Creek Resort to support Jack’s Place, a caring house at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Surely, there were thoughts of loved ones affected by cancer. Most feelings that day were sunny and bright in keeping with the beautiful fall day. The weather was truly miraculous, with looming clouds relenting to sunny skies. Aspen groves were a mix of gold and yellow, but were still mostly green.... MORE →