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    • May 15, 2013
    • The Proof is in the Package

    • Like anything in life, a major surgery is easiest on those who are best prepared. Unfortunately, as far as major surgeries go, preparedness is a luxury that’s usually unavailable. But it doesn’t have to be, says the team of surgeons at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. If the major surgery you need is a total joint replacement, you may be able to delay that operation without causing more pain, long-term damage or a reduced quality of life. The Steadman Clinic is of the opinion that you sho... MORE →
    • May 13, 2013
    • Hospital Site Planning Forum on May 15

    • Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) and the Town of Vail are hosting a site planning forum to allow community members to provide input on future campus development. The event will be on May 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in The Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. VVMC has begun work on a new master facility plan for the main campus at 181 West Meadow Drive in Vail. The team, led by nationally-recognized healthcare planning firm Heery International, is currently in the assessment... MORE →
    • May 9, 2013
    • How to Prevent Overuse Cycling Injuries

    • As we head into summer here in the high country, we at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, like you, will start heading out on our bikes. Unlike our friends who live at lower elevations, we can not ride outside all year. With a short riding season we are tempted to get all of our fitness in a short period. This sudden increase in our time riding and the repetitive nature of cycling makes us susceptible to overuse injuries.  An overuse injury will certainly detract from your enjoyment on the bike, but it a... MORE →
    • April 30, 2013
    • Free Cardiac Screenings

    • The Avon Recreation Center has announced a new program that will offer free blood screenings on the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “We have been working with the Vail Valley Medical Center on this wonderful program for the past several years, and it has been a tremendous success and benefit to the community. We look forward to continuing this program well into the future,” said Danita Dempsey, fitness supervisor for the town of Avon. Vail Valley Medical Center rec... MORE →
    • April 30, 2013
    • Patients Honor Dr. Donald Corenman for Compassion

    • Patients' Choice has announced that Dr. Donald Corenman was one of a select few physicians honored with the prestigious 2012 Compassionate Doctor Certification. Each year, nearly 100 million patients across the U.S. access websites like Vitals, UCompareHealthCare, and Patients' Choice to provide feedback about experiences with their physicians. Only those physicians with near perfect overall and bedside manner scores, as voted by their patients, are selected for the Compassionate Doctor recogn... MORE →
    • April 25, 2013
    • Vail Valley: There's Hope for Healthcare

    • Over the past 12 plus years I have either been treated personally at Vail Valley Medical Center or have had members of my family, friends, and even guests end up in the clinic, emergency room, or hospital.Over these past 12 years, I have talked to guests and many of you here in the community about your experiences at the hospital. Many of you have even sent me an e-mail over the past few years sharing your experiences.Based on my own experiences with family and friends and all of the unsolicited... MORE →
    • April 25, 2013
    • Going Head First

    • Some of us take our brains for granted. We don’t wake up every day realizing that every small thing we do — not just making the coffee and reading the newspaper, but every single breath — is all possible courtesy of our brain. If you bang up a leg or arm it definitely hurts and may, if severe, change the way you do things with that particular part of your body. But if you rattle your brain, your entire self is in jeopardy. And all it takes is a few seconds: a single morning on the slopes after ... MORE →
    • April 24, 2013
    • Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip" Donates Proceeds to Shaw Regional Cancer Center

    • Fans of lovingly-made fine wines from family-owned wineries around the world will be making their reservations and getting their passports stamped for a rare opportunity to meet, talk and taste with the owners and winemakers of nearly 30 properties. It is part of the Quintessential Family Wineries' "Road Trip, " making stops in Chicago, Denver and Vail, CO the week of May 13(th) .Chicago's City Winery is a natural venue to host the "Road Trip" on Wednesday evening, May 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00... MORE →
    • April 19, 2013
    • Get Doc! A Vail Tale

    • Vail started lucky with its doctors and has stayed that way. Dr. Tom Steinberg was the town’s first full-time doctor, brought to town by Vail investor John Murchison. A few years later, Dr. Jack Eck rolled into town, bringing with him his experience as a Vietnam combat doctor. During the years, hundreds of the world’s leading physicians have called Vail home. Thousands of people have rolled through their offices, some under their own power, some on stretchers. Among the best stories:• The Gilm... MORE →
    • 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 →