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    • September 3, 2013
    • Childbirth 101

    • Before attending childbirth classes at Vail Valley Medical Center, Marian and Luke Cartin had a somewhat ominous outlook of the hospital. To them it was simply the clean, cold white box in which people experienced some of life’s most dramatic and emotional moments. The classes, however, prepped and primed the couple for their first born and showed them they were not about to undertake the momentous occasion in robotic, systematic fashion. Rather, they’d be surrounded by warmth, support and know-... 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 9, 2013
    • Get to Know Eagle County’s Only Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist: Stephanie Drew

    • Having practiced physical therapy for 10 years, including work with orthopaedic patients, Stephanie Drew has specialized in women’s health at Howard Head Sports Medicine since 2009, helping transform the lives of both women and men of all ages dealing with sensitive problems in the body’s nether regions. Drew is one of just 194 physical therapists in the United States with a board certification in women’s health. What exactly does this mean? Let her tell you. She will be the first to say that “i... 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 →
    • August 1, 2013
    • In the Balance

    • Imagine the life a child could grow up to have if he or she spoke multiple languages, played a musical instrument, was a champion skier/rock climber/endurance runner, had pen pals in 14 countries, earned perfect grades … and was so busy achieving things there was no time to sleep, play or just be a kid. In today’s nonstop world, children are encouraged to engage in school and in extra-curricular activities. But there often comes a point when too much pressure can outweigh the benefits of partici... MORE →
    • July 30, 2013
    • Gasping for Air

    • Anyone who has had such a bad coughing fit that they end up gasping for air has an inkling of how serious whooping cough can be. While it may sound like an exotic or outdated disease to some, it’s actually on the rise ­­— particularly in Colorado. This is why the physicians and staff at Vail Valley Medical Center strongly recommend routine immunizations.Whooping cough, or pertussis as it is referenced in medical fields, produces symptoms typical of the common head cold in adults: runny or stuffy... MORE →
    • July 30, 2013
    • Protein Busters: Building Muscle Mass

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. MYTH: You need large amounts of protein to build muscle mass. TRUTH: Any excess protein beyond what the body needs is burned for energy or stored as body fat. The amount of protein required by a healthy individual is based on the type and frequency of exercise. As a general guide, select the type of activity below that best describes you and calculate your protein requirements. Choose a mix of proteins from real ... 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 →