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    • April 3, 2013
    • Public Computer Stations Set up to Encourage Enrollment for Public Health Insurance

    • The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded Eagle County Health and Human Services a grant to expand opportunities for residents to apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) public health insurance programs.Public computer stations that have access to the Colorado state on-line system, called PEAK — which stands for Program Eligibility Application Kit — have been set up.The PEAK computers are at eight locations — the Salvation Army building in Avon, Riverview Apartments in Avon, E... MORE →
    • March 13, 2013
    • Pink Vail Biggest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer, Support Shaw Center

    • It was tough to be a person who hates pink this past weekend in Vail, because the town — still whooping it up for its 50th anniversary — was pretty much that hue from one end to the other in the form of flamingos, boas, tutus and other very pink items (a pink gorilla suit!), all displayed by the more than 1,300 participants in the second annual Pink Vail fundraiser for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.A service of Vail Valley Medical Center, Shaw does everything from diagnostics to the... MORE →
    • March 12, 2013
    • Vail's 50th: A Conversation with Dr. Jack Eck

    • After 41 years, Dr. Jack Eck will be hanging up his red coat with the white cross for the final time this season as he turns over his reins as medical advisor to the Vail Ski Patrol to Dr. Reginald Franciose.“This is my last year. I’m turning it over to Dr. Franciose,” said Eck, one of Vail’s first doctors and the current director of development at the Vail Valley Medical Center. “This is my 41st year I’ve been [ski patrol’s] medical advisor, medical director, and we’re transitioning. I’m 70 yea... MORE →
    • March 10, 2013
    • Pink Vail Fights Cancer

    • The color pink permeated Vail and Lionshead villages March 9. Some wore plastic flamingos on their heads, some wore pink tutus and one man even wore a pink gorilla suit.They did it all for cancer in a collective effort to raise more than $250,000 for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center's survivorship program, the Spirit of Survival. As of 11:30 a.m., survivorship services coordinator Margaret Brammer said the goal had either almost been met or already exceeded.Brammer was part of the Shaw's Cookin' ... MORE →
    • March 7, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps Celebrates Success at Annual Holiday Sales

    • The Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) Volunteer Corps have successfully raised $2,365 during its last two bakes sale fundraisers. The first was the annual Holiday Baked Goods and Ornament Sale at VVMC where the volunteers raised $1,465 selling baked goods and gently-used holiday decorations. The second, with a Valentine theme at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, brought in $900. Over the past five years, the VVMC Volunteer Corps have raised more than $21,000 through its annual bake sales.Voluntee... MORE →
    • February 12, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Mending After Surgery on Right Knee

    • The swelling around Lindsey Vonn's repaired right knee has gone way down a day after surgery and her spirits way up.Back in time for the 2014 Sochi Games?Try possibly back in time for the beginning of the World Cup season in late November.The doctor who operated on Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return that soon.That's the goal, anyway. And it's looking more promising following the procedure by Dr. Bill Sterett on Sunday to fix Vonn's knee af... MORE →
    • February 11, 2013
    • Lindsay Vonn Has Operation to Repair Shredded Knee Ligaments

    • The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships.Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion Sunday morning in Vail, Colo. In a release issued by the ski team, Sterett said the surgery went well and that she was resting comfortably."The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Mode... MORE →
    • February 7, 2013
    • Sterett to Operate on Vonn Next Week

    • Within an hour after a roughly 70 mile per hour crash that caused Lindsey Vonn to tear two knee ligaments and fracture part of her tibia, the reigning alpine skiing World Cup champion wanted to know how long it would be before she could get back on her skis.U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Bill Sterett was by Vonn's side after her super-G crash at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria. He told the Vail Daily Wednesday that journalists aren't the only ones who want to know when the... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Heading Home, Surgery Expected Next Week

    • American skier Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in Tuesday's crash at the world championships.Vonn was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel."I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive," Vonn said in a statement Wednesday, a day after her crash here."I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible ... MORE →