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    • July 12, 2012
    • Local Restauranteur, John Shipp, Embodies the Generosity of Local Community

    • John Shipp moved around a great deal of his adult life; from Colorado to the West Coast and back again to the Rockies. But, once he decided to make Eagle County his home, he embraced the valley with a passion - not only creating businesses that have become area favorites and raising a family, but also proactively supporting the very things that he believes make this community so great. "My obligation as a business owner is to try to give back to the community," states Shipp, owner of the Dusty... MORE →
    • July 2, 2012
    • Vail Valley Hikes & Bikes

    • Mother Nature is very, very good to the Vail Valley. Not only is it surrounded by the jagged and beautiful Rockies, there are a host of trails snaking through the peaks and valleys of those very mountains. From Eagle to East Vail, there are many options for those wanting to cruise through the hills on foot or on two wheels. Here’s our well-researched top 5. Vail Valley Hikes For more information on local hikes or for directions to the trailhead, call the U.S. Forest Service at 970.827.5715. Go... MORE →
    • May 15, 2012
    • Shaw Center Teaches Kids About Sunscreen

    • You can't start too early when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of using sunscreen. This month, a team from the Shaw Regional Cancer is performing sun-safety programs for 1,000 area preschoolers, kindergartners and first-graders in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. The 20-minute program, which features Blizzard the SunGuard Dog, includes a skit, sun-safety games, songs and a strong message to sun guard your skin with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and shade. The star of the show, ... MORE →
    • May 15, 2012
    • Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Donates Money to Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • When Vail-Summit Orthopaedics EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) PJ Bevan had a young male patient recently request a pink cast to honor his mom, a breast cancer survivor, he was touched, to say the least. It also sparked an idea. "I thought it would be fun to inspire others to do the same," Bevan said. "And then I realized this would be a great time of year to host a fundraising campaign since we put on so many casts over Spring Break due to ski injuries." With that, Bevan and Vail-Summit Or... MORE →
    • April 3, 2012
    • The Ins and Outs of Hormone Replacement Therapy

    • Hot flash! Bone density! Hormones! The changes in estrogen levels in women going through menopause have interested doctors and patients for nearly a century. Synthetic estrogen was developed in the 1920s, and by the mid-1930s it was being used to relieve menopausal symptoms. In the mid-1960s, the book "Feminine Forever" touted the use of synthetic estrogen as a way to maintain youth and femininity. The book greatly increased the demand for hormone replacement therapy. In recent years much resea... MORE →
    • March 3, 2012
    • Celebration In Pink

    • On March 3, 2011, Lisa Middlebrook got the devastating news that she had breast cancer. After a trying year of treatment and recovery, and exactly one year after her diagnosis, Middlebrook skied at Pink Vail to help support the Shaw Cancer Center. The past year was the toughest of her life - undergoing a double mastectomy, four rounds of chemotherapy, 26 radiation treatments, losing her hair and missing out on traveling to visit family. But according to Middlebrook, getting cancer gave her a ... MORE →
    • February 2, 2012
    • Behind the Scenes at Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • The Shaw Regional Cancer Center is one of the most visible landmarks in Edwards. But aside from patients, not many people get to see how the place operates. In an effort to give the general public a better look at how the local cancer treatment facility works, people at Vail Valley Medical Center lead occasional tours of the Shaw Center. This week, Dr. Jack Eck, one of the people responsible for the center's existence, led a small group around the clinic, from the treatment rooms to the pharm... MORE →
    • December 30, 2011
    • Request Medical Records

    • I'm writing this letter to convey my heartfelt and most sincere thanks to all of the people that are responsible for my current good health and successful battle against cancer. I feel confident that due to all of the help you gave me that in the future I will be able to enjoy all of the activities I've enjoyed in the past. First of all, if it wasn't for my good friend Buz Didier taking me to the Vail Valley Medical Center, I wouldn't be here writing this. Thanks, Buz Man! During my three wee... MORE →
    • December 19, 2011
    • Get To Know Your Doc: Dr. Michael Glode

    • Dr. Michael Glode has been practicing medicine for nearly four decades now. Six years ago he began working at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards once a week, and to cover for Dr. Alexander Urquhart when he is away. "I can't tell the community how lucky they are to have a state-of-the-art medical center right here in the Valley," Glode said. "Patients have access to developing therapies and both Drs. (Patricia) Hardenbergh and (Alexander) Urquhart (of the Shaw) are also clinical assista... MORE →
    • October 11, 2011
    • Vail Health: Screening For Small Cancers

    • When found early, breast cancer isn't a death sentence. The Shaw Regional Cancer Center recently acquired new technology, called a SonoCine machine, that it hopes will help find breast cancer earlier, when the cancer is smaller and more easily treated. The SonoCine is an automated whole breast ultrasound (AWBU) that detects small cancers. While a mammogram uses X-rays to detect cancers, the SonoCine uses sound waves. The SonoCine differs from the mammogram in that it is designed to pick up canc... MORE →