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    • 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 →
    • July 23, 2015
    • Epic Experience Exceeds Expectations

    • VAIL, CO– As kids pack up and head to sleepaway camps for outdoor adventures, arts, crafts and a little Kumbaya, some of Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s patients have left their families, friends and doctors behind for a week of adult summer camp in the idyllic setting of the 7 W Guest Ranch in Sweetwater, CO. There, overlooking the Flat Tops Wilderness and Castle Peak, Epic Experience hosts six week-long sessions of outdoor experiences for adults of all ages who have been diagnosed with cancer at... MORE →
    • July 15, 2015
    • Shaw Center Honored For Excellence

    • VAIL, CO — Shaw Regional Cancer Center recently received another certification award in a growing list of accomplishments and accreditations. The cancer center, located in Edwards, was recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) for its commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement. “We believe the families in our community and region deserve the best cancer care possible,” said Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw and the ... MORE →
    • July 7, 2015
    • HPV Vaccines Offer Protection Against Cancer

    • VAIL, CO — The most dangerous strains of Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which are linked to causing cervical cancer, could be a problem of the past, as more young people get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and approximately 14 million people become newly infected each year, making it the most common STI in the nation. But, there is hope. Both Gardasil and Cer... 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 →
    • June 25, 2015
    • VVMC Construction, Remodel Set To Begin

    • After 50 years of serving our community’s residents and guests from around the world, I’m pleased to share that Vail Valley Medical Center plans to begin construction on a significant expansion and remodeling this summer. Once the Vail medical campus project is complete, the community will have an updated, highly-functional hospital that is easy to access and navigate. During this period of construction, all Vail Valley Medical Center services and specialties will remain open, including our 24-h... MORE →
    • June 2, 2015
    • Vail Health Feature: A Test To Assess Cancer Risk

    • For some, taking a test to determine your risk of cancer could be a lifesaver. For others, an inconclusive result could only cause more worry and anxiety. These are just some of the things one must consider when deciding to undergo predictive genetic testing, which is used to identify gene mutations that may put someone at risk for a disease, such as breast, ovarian or colon cancer. Christine Barth, certified genetic counselor at Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards, said predictive genetic te... MORE →