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    • May 5, 2016
    • The Ever-Evolving Zika Virus

    • This article has been reprinted from the Vail Daily's post on February 15, 2016 written by Kirsten Dobroth. **See below for additional references. The Zika outbreak in Brazil is the latest health emergency to grab the world’s attention. More specifically, the risk Zika may pose to the unborn children of infected mothers is one that has gotten widespread coverage, especially as the virus has spread to other parts of the Americas, and the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are set to bring more ... MORE →
    • May 3, 2016
    • The Heart Of An Emergency

    • Vail Is Where the Heart IsThis is a story about heart—the organ, as well as the will of a man, the hearts of the first responders who saved this man and the heart of a community who hailed everyone involved as their hometown heroes. Peter Roskovich, who experienced a sudden cardiac arrest on Vail Mountain in late March of 2016, was able to fly home to Maryland with his wife one week later. Few people who suffer a complete occlusion of their left anterior descending coronary artery, commonly call... MORE →
    • April 21, 2016
    • Taking a Hit

    • Written by Laura Bell, this article was first published in VVMC's Vail Health Magazine, spring 2016 edition. Free copies are available at newsstands throughout Eagle County. "Raise your hand if you have had a concussion.” Kim Greene, the injury prevention specialist for VVMC’s Trauma Services, frequently asks this question in local classrooms. Five years ago, she was met with blank stares and silence. But today, on average, five students will tentatively lift their hands. Have concussions incr... MORE →
    • April 19, 2016
    • Eat Your Colors

    • Written by Wren Bova, this article was first published in VVMC's Vail Health Magazine, spring 2016 edition. Free copies are available at newsstands throughout Eagle County. As any home economics instructor will tell you, a proper meal includes a balance of colors. That’s not simply because it looks better, though of course it does. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you’re consuming all of the nutrients your body requires to be healthy, fight off illness and prevent future maladies. In term... MORE →
    • April 18, 2016
    • Improve Your Form to Maximize Performance

    • This article was first published in VVMC's Vail Health Magazine, spring 2016 edition. Free copies are available at newsstands throughout Eagle County. Howard Head Sports Medicine's physical therapists Zack Dicristino, MSPT, OCS and Ana Robinson, PT, DPT, OCS demonstrate tips to maximize performance in some of your favorite sports. SWIMMING BY Shauna Nelson, MS, OTR/L Inpatient Occupational Therapist Straight Arm Pull Downs • Using a cable machine with straight bar in the overhead position, s... MORE →
    • April 18, 2016
    • Seeking the Whole Story

    • This article was originally published in the Vail Daily on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by Kirsten Dobroth Editor’s note: This is the second article in a two-part series about how to be an educated scientific consumer. Find the first article at www.vaildaily.com. Getting to the bottom of the latest chatter about a particular study can be difficult to say the least; researchers oftentimes have difficulty reading through published studies themselves, with an entire part of academic training for vario... MORE →
    • April 18, 2016
    • Mama On The Move

    • Gestating? Expecting? Bun in the oven? No matter what you call it, many women are pregnant and wondering whether they can exercise while their bellies grow. Even though I work with pregnant women daily, I felt unsure about what I should and shouldn’t do during my first pregnancy when it came to my own body. I really wanted to stay fit and active, but not do anything that would harm my baby or me long-term. So, here, distilled into nifty little bullet points for you, is what I found, have adhered... MORE →
    • April 18, 2016
    • Thanks For Pink Vail

    • Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made Pink Vail 2016 the most successful year yet! When the team at Vail Valley Medical Center first envisioned Pink Vail five years ago, we never imagined it would grow to become one of the community’s most cherished events. Since 2012, over $2.4 million has been raised for patient care and survivorship programs for all patients at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. It’s incredible to see the local community—as well as the global community—come together to raise funds ... MORE →
    • April 3, 2016
    • Annual Pink Vail breaks fundraising record

    • This article orginially ran in the Vail Daily on April 3, 2016 VAIL — There were pink gorillas, unicorns, cowboys, mohawks, fu manchus and $734,611 was raised for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center at the fifth annual Pink Vail event on Saturday on Vail Mountain. Pink Vail is the biggest ski day to conquer cancer, with all of the money raised going toward the local cancer center in Edwards. This year, there were 2,926 participants filling the slopes, with ages ranging from infant to 88. “I’ve ha... MORE →
    • March 14, 2016
    • Betsy's Spirit of Survival

    • “It was shocking, terrifying, humiliating, devastating all at the same time,” Betsy Seabert explains of hearing her cancer diagnosis. She was at work when she received the call from her doctor and says she began sobbing uncontrollably. “It’s the scariest news to hear.” A Colorado native, Betsy is a self-professed “mountain girl” whose family moved from Littleton to Leadville, where she attended high school, and she has lived in Steamboat for the past 16 years. She loves hiking, camping, paddleb... MORE →