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    • March 30, 2015
    • Pink Vail Exceeds Goals, Again

    • VAIL — As the annual Pink Vail celebration dazzles the eyes with an explosion of color every spring, it also baffles the mind with its fundraising success. The total raised at this year’s event — the world’s largest ski day in support of cancer — was nearly $700,000 as of 4 p.m. Saturday. “We are overwhelmed by the incredible enthusiasm and support (the event receives),” Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner said during Saturday’s festivities. Bringing in people from all ar... MORE →
    • March 30, 2015
    • Hospital Partners on Nutrition Program

    • VAIL — Everyone’s been told that “eating healthy” is a key component to losing and maintaining a healthy weight — but what does “eating healthy” mean for you individually? That’s a question that Benjamin Stone, owner of Sigma Coaching in Vail, wants to answer, and his methods have caught the attention of the Vail Valley Medical Center. According to Stone, a physiologist, weight and health don’t just depend on how many calories you’re consuming, but what you’re eating and how your body is burning... MORE →
    • March 19, 2015
    • A Move To The Mountains For The Best Cancer Care

    • VAIL, CO– “Remember that guy who gave up? No one else does either.” These are the words on Bill Schane’s Pink Vail fundraising page. He posts similar daily motivators on his website, “Don’t Go It Alone.” Schane is a man of guiding principles. And they’re getting him through some pretty rough patches, including a fight for his life. This past April, Schane was diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioama, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin cell walls surrounding the abdominal cavity, known ... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Watch Your Back: Get A Colonoscopy

    • VAIL, CO—March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really want to be aware of your colon? Answer: enough to keep it cancer free. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, and men and women over 50 are encouraged to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to find polyps—benign, or noncancerous, clumps of cells—before they become cancerous. Those with a family history of colon cancer should consider screening before age 50. Dr. John Schultz is a surgeon with Mountain ... MORE →
    • March 16, 2015
    • Duct Tape Heals One Woman's Cancer

    • VAIL, CO– Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers. Trumpower is known as the “duct tape lady” to those who have attended Pink Vail™, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Since the event’s inaugural year in 2012, Trumpower has donned a one-piece ski suit, which she has duct taped from top to bottom—in pink, of course. On her back, she has taped a number to mark the years she’s been cancer free. On March 21st, when an expected 2,500 participa... MORE →
    • February 23, 2015
    • Vail helipad plan gets detailed hearing

    • A plan for renovations and additions at Vail Valley Medical Center is big, ambitious and, in some ways, controversial. At this point, many of the questions about the plan are about a proposed new helipad at the site. The Vail Town Council Tuesday got its first look at details for the proposed pad, and medical center officials brought a number of people to talk about current plans. The helipad is just part of the overall master facilities plan being reviewed by town officials. The plan has alread... MORE →
    • February 23, 2015
    • Expert Traveler Tips

    • It doesn’t take much to feel off balance when you’re on the road (or in a plane or on a train). When we change our physical environment, slightly or dramatically, we can be more sensitive to physical ailments — without the benefit of our existing healthcare structure. Sometimes you can’t avoid an adventure that’s a little under-the-weather, but you can plan ahead and be prepared for the issues you’re most likely to encounter. 1. MOTION SICKNESS Lucia London, advanced registered nurse practitione... MORE →
    • February 5, 2015
    • Vail hospital plan start council review

    • VAIL — Just planning a series of big changes to Vail’s hospital has taken more than two years. The actual building could be finished by 2019. The Vail Town Council, and the public, are taking their final looks at a master facility plan for Vail Valley Medical Center. That plan, if approved, will then launch a $100 million renovation plan at the hospital’s current home, on roughly five acres along West Meadow Drive between Vail Village and Lionshead. The hardest part of the project is the fact ... MORE →
    • February 3, 2015
    • Registration open for Pink Vail

    • VAIL, CO– Registration for Pink Vail™, presented by Helly Hansen, is officially open. With all-day live music at Eagle’s Nest, themed deck parties, a costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down, March 21st is slated to be the most spirited Pink Vail yet. Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you don’t have to ski to participate. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, participants register at www.pinkvail.com and invite friends,... MORE →
    • January 30, 2015
    • Cold Temperatures, Altitude Linked to Heart Attacks

    • VAIL, CO– As winter bears on, you may worry about getting a cold, the flu or maybe frostbite, but it's rare that a heart attack tops the list of health risks you think about in the winter. The truth is, being outside in cold weather can affect not only your immunity and extremities, but your heart as well. "If you get cold, your blood pressure does go up, and potentially your heart rate, to keep you warm," says Dr. Jerry Greenberg, a cardiologist at Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC). "It's not ... MORE →