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    • April 24, 2012
    • Medical Records | Vail Valley Medical Center in Vail, Colorado

    • In the U.S., an estimated 250 million pounds of unused medications are improperly disposed of each year. These drugs can be abused by teens, accidentally digested by infants and pets and end up in our landfills and waste water streams. In addition to the adverse environment impacts, leaving unused medications around the house can lead to experimentation and abuse by teens and adults. The Partnership for A Drug-Free America reports that every day there are 2,500 teenagers using a prescription m... MORE →
    • April 18, 2012
    • Vail Hospital Opens New Patient Resource Center

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of the new Patient Resource Center - Kimberly's Corner. The new center, named in honor Kimberly Linn McDonald, was created to serve as a place of respite and resource for patients, guests and staff. The resource center is home to computers, patient resource books, magazines and brochures in a relaxing environment. The corner, located in the atrium of the main hospital in Vail, is a part of Vail Valley Medical Center's continued comm... MORE →
    • April 10, 2012
    • Patient Compares Test Costs

    • Thanks Patti Sills for the following editorial in the Vail Daily on April 10, 2012. It's important for patients to be active in deciding where to get their care, and we are very proud that Vail Valley Medical Center is so competitively priced! When was the last time you bought a car without even looking at the price tag? Or signed a mortgage having never looked at the house or the cost? Never. But for most Americans, that's exactly what we do each time we walk into a doctor's office for a routi... 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 →
    • 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 →