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    • February 26, 2014
    • Pink Beer is Back

    • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company will once again partner with Shaw Regional Cancer Center to brew a pink hued beer in honor of their third annual Pink Vail fundraiser: a one-day one-mountain event to raise awareness and funds in support of their new survivorship program, Spirit of Survival. The Pink Vail Kickoff Party and Pink Vail Fruit Ale release is Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Crazy Mountain in Edwards.Hundreds of pink-clad skiers and snowboarders will solicit pledges, or sponsorships, to ski ... MORE →
    • February 14, 2014
    • Cancer & Intimacy

    • For many women and men, the impact of cancer treatment can create a shift in intimate relationships. As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, so does the number of couples who are figuring out how to reconnect after treatment.  Survivors may experience physical changes such as hair loss, weight changes, surgical alteration, and scarring. This can take a toll on a person’s self-image which can affect their comfort level with intimacy. Additionally, medications and procedures used duri... MORE →
    • February 14, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps Fashion Show Set for March 28

    • Well-known Miami-based fashion designer Julian Chang is partnering with the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps for the 27th annual “Diamonds are Forever” fashion show and luncheon to benefit the hospital’s ThinkFirst program. The event is slated for March 28, and this year’s theme is inspired by the James Bond film “Diamonds are Forever.” Chang will showcase a black, hot pink and white collection. Pepi Sports of Vail will once again contribute the primary collection for the fashion show,... MORE →
    • February 6, 2014
    • Local Physical Therapist Heads for Sochi

    • Ana Jeronimus Robinson has a lifetime commitment to cross-country skiing, but the former Nordic racer transitioned from athlete to team physical therapist in her role supporting the U.S. Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team. Also, she has found that “a personal test run” on the World Cup and Olympic cross-country courses is a great cure for jet lag. This will come in handy for Robinson when she hops on a plane to Sochi, Russia this week.“I am thrilled to be working with this team in Sochi. Being a phy... MORE →
    • February 3, 2014
    • Matters of the Heart: Keep Yours Healthy

    • Valentine’s Day is coming, but all of February is National Heart Month. You’ve heard that many women die of a broken heart. The truth is not that far off. While not exactly brought on by sadness or lost love, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States and is the cause of death for one out of every four U.S. women. Heart disease is not only a concern for older women, but for all women over the age of 20, particularly those who smoke, are overweight, have high blo... MORE →
    • February 3, 2014
    • Dr. Tom Hackett Just What U.S. Snowboarding's Olympic Team Ordered

    • It was only 11 days after shoulder surgery when snowboarder Nate Holland raced in the Lake Louise snowboardcross World Cup competition, where he placed seventh. Two weeks later in Spain, he placed fourth. Just six weeks after the surgery, the two-time Olympian was a Winter X Games gold medalist."To come here and do this — to win at X Games — is huge for my confidence and for riding. I'm looking forward to throwing one down the barrel in Sochi and beating the world," said Holland, who was fourth ... MORE →
    • February 1, 2014
    • Thank You, Dr. Steadman

    • The day was beautiful in the summer of 1990. Dr. J. Richard Steadman stepped into the operating room to perform his first operation at Vail Valley Medical Center. I recall the day as if it was yesterday. This day marked the beginning of 24 years of consistent and continuous success for The Steadman Clinic and for VVMC. The face of VVMC changed forever. VVMC became less of a seasonal hospital. Consistency in staffing in all areas has made it possible for hospital staff to settle into the communit... MORE →