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    • October 27, 2015
    • Mountains of Discovery

    • Jason Moore, PhD, PA knows that not everything we abide by in the world of medicine is irrefutable fact. Actually, disputing common practices and finding better ways to provide treatment is a passionate side project for some local doctors and therapists whose discoveries are making a significant impact locally, regionally and nationally, too. “If you want someone to change their perspectives, especially in the medical field, you have to provide evidence-based research,” Moore says. “Medical myt... MORE →
    • October 6, 2015
    • Hip strengthening exercises for ski season

    • It’s fall, and the winter season will soon force change in our active lives. The shoulder season is a great time to train for the different activities ahead — like skiing and snowboarding. The demands on our bodies change as we transition to snow sports. So, put the time in now, and prepare your body for a safe and fun winter season. When considering snow sports, it’s obvious that downhill skiing and snowboarding can involve the biggest risks. These activities cause the majority of injuries I ... MORE →
    • September 17, 2015
    • Help For Chronic Pain

    • Chronic pain hurts, not just physically, but also emotionally. But there is hope. Customized, specific interventions, as well as overall lifestyle approaches, can make an enormous difference in the quality of life of people with pain. Since chronic pain affects various aspects of a person’s life — physical, mental, emotional and social — therapists at Howard Head Sports Medicine aim to reprogram both the physical and mental realms, which, in turn, affect the emotional and social. Chronic pain ... MORE →
    • September 4, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The hospital underwent a rigorous, unann... MORE →
    • September 3, 2015
    • Howard Head Sports Medicine Named Official Medical Provider to USA Climbing

    • VAIL, CO —Howard Head Sports Medicine, the same medical provider for the US Ski, Snowboard and Free Skiing Teams, is now the official provider for the USA Climbing Teams. Approached by team officials for their stellar reputation of working with professional and recreational athletes, Howard Head therapists will offer physical therapy support at major international events and help improve the quality of the medical support at all of USA Climbing’s domestic events. “This is an exciting partnershi... MORE →
    • August 27, 2015
    • Inaugural Vail Scientific Symposium

    • VAIL, Colo., Aug. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) and Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) brought some of the nation's top scientists and physicians to speak at the inaugural Vail Scientific Summit Regenerative & Translational Medicine: A Collaborative Vision. The symposium was held at the Four Seasons Residences and Resort in Vail, Colo., on the weekend of August 21 - 22, 2015. The unique symposium focused on the latest regenerative medicine upda... MORE →
    • August 21, 2015
    • New Twist on Old-School Exercises

    • When Jane Fonda tells you to go for the burn, listen. The physical therapy experts at Howard Head Sports Medicine often refer their patients to tried and true exercises not only to rehabilitate, but also strengthen. If it has worked over the years, it could work for you. And bonus—no leotards needed! The fitness mavens from Howard Head travel back to the '70's and '80's for new twists on old-school exercises. Step Aerobics with Stephanie DrewAs a physical therapist and longtime fitness instruct... MORE →
    • August 3, 2015
    • Medical Center Project Begins Monday

    • VAIL — Work starts Monday on a $100 million expansion and renovation project at Vail Valley Medical Center. The first change most of us will see is how we get into the facility. The first work will come on the west side of the existing facility. That means the existing parking lot will be filled with various construction vehicles and material storage. To get to the hospital now, patients — except for emergency patients — and guests will get into the facility from Vail’s South Frontage Road, rou... MORE →
    • July 23, 2015
    • Six Expert Tips for Competing in the Heat

    • By Dennis Lipton, MD VAIL, CO — Summer is my favorite time of year to bike, hike and run. I participate on Vail Valley Medical Center’s running team and enjoy competing in races around the county. While it’s sometimes hard to balance my desire to train hard with the need to take care of my body, it’s vital to my short- and long-term fitness goals. The same is true for most athletes. While the heat may not be as stifling as in many other parts of the country, the combination of warm temperature... MORE →
    • June 30, 2015
    • 12 Expert Tips To Keep You Healthy This Summer

    • Dietitian Katie Mazzia, cardiologist Jerry Greenberg, MD, internist Dennis Lipton, MD, and physical therapist Todd Ward share expert advice to help you maximize your enjoyment of activities while staying strong and healthy this summer.  EAT MORE BERRIES by Katie Mazzia, MS, RD, CDE Summer is the season of blue skies, BBQs and best of all, berries! Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, acai and cranberries are powerful, tiny foods that are packed with antioxidants, natural phyto... MORE →