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    • February 5, 2013
    • New Trends in ACL Tears and How to Prevent One

    • There are 200,000 injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) per year in the United States, representing a cost of $3 billion.Three-fourths of all ACL tears are non-contact injuries (think skiing), and typically occur during deceleration, lateral pivoting, or landing. Most people who tear an ACL will hear a pop, feel their knee “giving way” and notice immediate pain and swelling.Female athletes are three to four times more likely to tear an ACL than male athletes playing at similar levels ... MORE →
    • February 2, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Installs New CT Scanner

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, the Toshiba Aquilion Premium, and was the first in the state to install this machine. CT scans on the new machine are completed faster than on traditional CT scanners and reduces the amount of radiation needed to obtain high quality diagnostic images.“At Vail Valley Medical Center, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. We upgraded our CT scanner because it is an advanced CT system which offers ou... MORE →
    • January 29, 2013
    • Pink Vail Returns March 9

    • On March 9, Vail Mountain welcomes hundreds of skiers and riders decked out in their finest pink apparel. These everyday athletes will gather in Vail for a one-day on-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of Shaw Regional Cancer Center's new survivorship program. One of the country's premier boutique cancer treatment facilities, Shaw's physicians and cancer specialists provide an innovative, holistic approach that empowers cancer patients to become cancer survivors. Pink Vail re... MORE →
    • January 28, 2013
    • A Woman With Mountains to Climb

    • Of all the world's aerospace engineers, Meghan Buchanan loves snowboarding the most.She was laughing, smiling and loving the powder on Windows in Vail's Sunup Bowl on Feb. 6, 2011, an epic day.“This is what life is about!” Buchanan, 38, shouted to her friends as they took another powder run.Everything changed in an instant. Buchanan said she was snowboarding at about 35mph when she hit a fallen tree, buried under about four feet of new snow.She broke the head off her left femur bone, twisting it... MORE →
    • January 17, 2013
    • Medical Center CEO Talks About Future Plans

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is poised for some big steps in the near future.Speaking at an annual luncheon Wednesday at the Sonnenalp, medical center CEO Doris Kirchner talked about the center's recent achievements and future plans. Those plans no longer include working with the Steadman Clinic and its associated business on a joint project with the town of Vail. The Steadman Clinic pulled out of that project in November, essentially scuttling a plan to build a new medical office building and new... MORE →
    • January 15, 2013
    • Shaw Dietician Weighs in on Juice Cleanses

    • Some of us can't go more than a few hours without eating. Others are willing to try just the opposite, a “juice cleanse” that can last a few days or even an entire month. Cleansing has been a part of healthy eating and living for decades, but recently juice cleanses have risen in popularity due to the availability of high-quality juicers, documentaries on the subject such as “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” and celebrities who endorse or run their own juice cleansing companies.Those who regularly ... MORE →
    • December 27, 2012
    • VVMC Names New VP of Development

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the addition of Stephanie Spence, JD, LL.M to serve as the senior vice president of development. “Stephanie brings over 14 years of nonprofit campaign design and leadership experience to VVMC and has a proven track record in team building and community engagement,” said Doris Kirchner, president and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center.  “VVMC has grown to become one the most advanced medical centers in any mountain community and much of that is credite... MORE →
    • December 25, 2012
    • Fantastic Care at Vail Valley Medical Center

    • Recently, I had an extended stay at Vail Valley Medical Center. I can't say enough about the extraordinary care provided by Mountain Surgical Associates.The nursing and care tech staff were proficient, patient and thoroughly professional. Nobody, not even the maintenance crew, left my room without asking if there was anything else they could do for me.The doctors didn't let me eat much, but what I did have was quite good. Thanks to all for the world-class care I received.Carole Onderdonk Gypsu... MORE →
    • December 24, 2012
    • Eagle Doc Expands His Eye Care Service

    • Eye Center of the Rockies recently moved to 232 Broadway after four years in Eagle Ranch.“We didn't have enough room for optical (glasses),” said . “We're more full service now that we have this bigger place. We used to refer patients to local optometrists to get their glasses. Now we're a one-stop shop.”Ehrlich is an ophthalmologist, which is different from an optometrist.“People often don't know the difference — an ophthalmologist is able to treat diseases and do surgery in addition to everyth... MORE →