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    • December 8, 2015
    • 6 Ways To Avoid Antibiotic Overuse

    • Antibiotics can save lives, but overuse poses a serious threat to the human body. Vail Valley Medical Center collaborated with seven Colorado hospitals on a two-year study, which followed 533 children and adults hospitalized for soft tissue infections. It was one of four major recent studies VVMC contributed to by measuring antibiotic prescription practices in both rural and metropolitan Colorado regions, evaluating how the state is doing overall. The research strongly indicated doctors are c... MORE →
    • December 2, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns "Top Performer" Recognition

    • Vail Valley Medical Center has been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. Having earned the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission this summer, VVMC recently received additional recognition as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report, “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure perform... MORE →
    • November 9, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns Communications Awards

    • VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center was recently awarded the Colorado Nonprofit Project of the Year for Pink Vail at the Colorado Healthcare Communicator’s Gold Leaf Awards in Denver. Pink Vail also won a Gold Leaf Award in the large event category, and the hospital was awarded five Silver Leaf awards, placing at the top of each category. Evaluated by a panel of statewide judges representing hospitals, nonprofit organizations and marketing and public relations professionals, Pink Vail, the world’... MORE →
    • November 2, 2015
    • Diet & Inflammation

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RDN, CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist and diabetes educator at Vail Valley Medical Center. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process following an injury. Sometimes, it’s easy to see inflammation take place with an area becoming noticeably red, warm, and swollen. Other times, it's not visible and can occur during infection, immune reactions, obesity, poor diet and is sometimes a part of our genetic predisposition. Acute inflammation (i.e. muscle t... MORE →
    • November 2, 2015
    • Surfing for Nutrition?

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. The Internet can be an awesome resource for food and nutrition information; however, not all of it is reliable or credible. Below are some of my favorite nutrition blogs and websites you can trust and might even give you a fresh perspective, inspire you to cook more, or try a new food! Digestive Nutrition: Sports Nutrition  Wellness Cardiovascular Nutrition Make sense of nutrition in the news: Quick and e... MORE →
    • October 27, 2015
    • The Story Behind The Name

    • About 20 years ago, Harold Shaw told his doctor and good friend, Dr. Jack Eck, that he was thinking of pulling away from Vail, a second home he and his family had been deeply involved with since the late 1960s. The elevation had become an issue in his older years. But Vail had been so instrumental in the Shaws’ lives — after all, he was one of the original investors in the Ski Resort Lodge — they wanted to help the community, even more than they already had. In 1982, the Shaws’ son, Hal Jr., di... MORE →
    • September 28, 2015
    • Hike, Wine & Dine Raises $100,000

    • VAIL, CO — On September 20th, 400 leaf peepers in Beaver Creek did more than enjoy a beautiful day of blue skies and fall hues—these participants of the 7th annual Hike, Wine & Dine raised over $100,000 with proceeds benefitting Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Organized by the Shaw Outreach Team, proceeds from Hike, Wine & Dine help offset the operating costs for Jack’s Place to ensure patients of Shaw Regional Cancer Center can rest and recover from their treatments witho... MORE →
    • September 4, 2015
    • Hike, Wine & Dine on September 20

    • Vail, CO—Hike, wine and dine for a great cause on Sunday, September 20. Shaw Outreach Team’s 7th annual Hike, Wine & Dine brings a moderate 4-mile hike, leaf peeping at the peak of the high country’s fall foliage, and gourmet cuisine together to benefit Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “This is a special event with a special purpose,” says Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw is a department. “The dollars raised at Hike, Wine & Dine... 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
    • 5 Facts to Help You Take Control of Your Cholesterol

    • Controlling your cholesterol can change your life. 1. Why is Cholesterol the silent killer?Cholesterol is often termed the silent killer because it doesn't manifest itself through symptoms, or a person's physical appearance. A 110-pound, 5-foot-4 woman could have a cholesterol count of 250, while an overweight woman’s cholesterol could fall well within the normal range. Simply knowing your numbers isn't enough. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have cholesterol ... MORE →