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    • September 11, 2013
    • It's a Dog's Life: Pet Partners Brings Well-Being to Patients at Shaw

    • Snuggling with Becca, a King Charles-Bichon mix, really helped Kimberly Clawson with her homesickness. On April 11, 2012, Kimberly was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer and from that point on, her life was a blur of travel and treatment. She sought care at  Shaw Regional Cancer Center and had a double mastectomy April 23. Next came chemo, then radiation treatment. She was away from home a lot. “Everything happened so fast,” she says. She was missing her husband, missing her kids and missi... MORE →
    • September 10, 2013
    • Hike, Wine and Dine on September 22

    • Leave your granola bars at home if you come for the fifth annual Hike, Wine & Dine at Beaver Creek! Hikers participating in this year’s event will refuel along the trail with some of the region’s best gourmet tastings and spectacular views. And if the golden aspen leaves and delicious cuisine aren’t enough, hike for a good cause on September 22, 2013 with event proceeds going to Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “We are so grateful for another year of Hike, Wine & Dine,” said... MORE →
    • August 30, 2013
    • Surfing for Nutrition?

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. The Internet can be an awesome resource for food and nutrition information; however, not all of it is reliable or credible. Below are some of my favorite nutrition blogs and websites you can trust and might even give you a fresh perspective, inspire you to cook more, or try a new food! Nancy Clark’s blog on sports nutrition: Digestive Nutrition: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition: Make sense of ... MORE →
    • August 19, 2013
    • The Ins and Outs of Prostate Cancer

    • The most common cancer among American men, prostate cancer, is not the deadliest one out there — lung cancer is. But when it comes to testing for prostate cancer and treating it, it is one of the most complex and controversial. Because the prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system (located below the bladder), prostate cancer is unique to men, although it is often compared to breast cancer in women. “As far as incidence rates, prostate and breast cancer are similar in men and women,” ... MORE →
    • August 15, 2013
    • Diet & Inflammation

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process following an injury. It’s easy to see inflammation taking place when we have an injury, with the area becoming noticeably red, warm, and swollen although some inflammation is not noticeable. It can occur during infection, immunologic reactions, obesity, poor diet and is sometimes a part of our genetic predisposition. Acute inflammation leads to repair of the ... MORE →
    • August 1, 2013
    • Vail Mountain Hosts World's Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer

    • On April 5, 2014, Vail Mountain will become a sea of pink when everyday skiers and snowboarders gather in Vail for the return of a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to support cancer fighters. Pink Vail, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer has proven to be one of the most fun and colorful ski days of the year including live music, a celebration ski down, pink costumes and more. Pink Vail is a participation-based fundraising event similar to a run or walk to support cancer. Pa... MORE →
    • July 29, 2013
    • Edwards Pad the Bra Event Raises $62K for 3D Mammography

    • Pad the Bra 2013, a decade long tradition for the ladies of Cordillera, wasn’t your standard fundraiser. The event, held at a different Cordillera home each year, hosted 200 people and auctioned off a wine and golf vacation in picturesque Salta, Argentina, a private evening with the Fabulous Femmes, dinner at the Lake Creek home of local favorite’s Jack and Kathleen Eck and a one week penthouse trip to the Argentinian Gold Coast, among other fabulous prizes. The 10th annual Pad the Bra raised $6... MORE →
    • July 23, 2013
    • Year One: Success

    • One year ago, the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Edwards opened with high hopes. The vision was the beautiful new center would better serve the entire valley's medical needs, offering excellent surgical treatments in a warm and friendly mid-valley location, easily accessible from both ends of Eagle County.The success was not certain though. Would the valley's residents agree with the vision?Apparently so. Since its opening in June 2012, the Vail Valley Surgery Center – Edwards has performed more ... MORE →
    • July 16, 2013
    • Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon with Geralyn Lucas Friday in Vail

    • Often times Geralyn Lucas references angels when she talks at breast cancer awareness events. Lucas, the author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy,” found a lump in her breast when she was 27 years old. Her husband, Tyler, is a doctor and was working with cancer patients at the time.“He would tell me every night, ‘Someone you know, someone you love, will have breast cancer.’”When he said that, he likely didn’t know ‘someone’ would be his wife.Tyler treated a 28-year-old woman who was misdi... MORE →
    • June 25, 2013
    • The Best Health Apps for Eating, Sleeping and Working Out

    • Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. She suggests the following great apps to reach your fitness and nutrition potential.Seafoodwatch (free)Ever wonder which fish are sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, wild caught and not full of contaminants? Check this app out to select the best choices! (free)Which foods should you buy conventional vs. organic? This app ranks food based on pesticide residue. (free)This is a wildly popular app that grades your food A-D base... MORE →