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    • June 30, 2015
    • 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 phytoch... MORE →
    • June 29, 2015
    • Colorado Mountain Medical’s Vail Office Has a New Home

    • On Monday, July 13, 2015 Colorado Mountain Medical (CMM) will open the doors to its new Vail location on the first floor of the Medical Professional Building (U.S. Bank Building) on South Frontage Road adjacent to Vail Valley Medical Center (108 South Frontage Road West, Suite 101, Vail). Situated just west of the main Vail roundabout, the new office is conveniently located, offering complimentary valet parking and an x-ray facility. This custom built space will be staffed by ten doctors and sup... 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 →
    • May 21, 2015
    • The Freedom To Play

    • The vail area provides plenty of prime playground space for kids and adults, alike. With a mountain environment that offers year-round opportunities for outdoor sports and a rich, creative culture that allows children the chance to take art classes, music lessons, and more, it’s not difficult to fill their schedules with nonstop activity. But chances are that if you’re feeling the pressure of being busy, your kids are feeling it, too.  There’s no disputing the fact that children need playtime, a... MORE →
    • May 21, 2015
    • High School Athletes Receive Free Physicals

    • VAIL, CO — Nearly 250 high school boys and girls received free physical exams on Saturday from volunteer physicians and athletic trainers from Vail Valley Medical Center and The Steadman Clinic. Runners, skiers, dancers, football and ice hockey players were screened for vision and hearing; heart, blood pressure and pulse; as well as general health, and all incoming freshmen received baseline testing for concussions. In addition, the student athletes and their parents received education on injury... MORE →
    • May 21, 2015
    • Head Start - Best Breakfast Foods to Fuel Your Body

    • The best way to start the day is with something healthy,” says internist Dr. Dennis Lipton. We know this intuitively, but when it comes to choosing from traditional breakfasts, which range from eggs and bacon to blueberry muffins and cereal, it’s tricky to nail down the best start. But with a little knowledge, it’s fairly simple — and can even be quite delicious! The overall goal is to obtain most of your calorie intake through unprocessed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legume... MORE →
    • May 7, 2015
    • The Sugar Spectrum

    • Healthy and active as most of us are in the Vail Valley, we rarely worry about the amount of sugar we’re consuming. Chug a Mountain Dew for a little pick-me-up? We figure we’ll burn it off after a few powder turns. If we’re bonking or feeling exhausted, we often think it’s because we went hard on the mountain. Most of us don’t think it could have something to do with our overall blood sugar, and we certainly don’t consider diabetes, especially if we watch what we eat and exercise regularly. Ac... MORE →
    • May 7, 2015
    • Happy Feet

    • Here in the mountains, we jam our feet into stiff ski boots, hammer them on hikes, and squeeze them into tiny climbing shoes. What are some common ailments of the active community and why is it so important to take care of our feet? “Our feet form the base of our upright existence,” explains Dr. John Paul Elton, a Harvard-trained foot and ankle specialist with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. “Whether we are walking, running or standing, it is our feet that support our bodies, help us balance and prop... MORE →
    • May 5, 2015
    • Several Lives Saved At New Cath Lab

    • VAIL — A few years ago, the National Ski Areas Association released numbers confirming the existence of something to which many here have enjoyed contributing: an aging skier population. It said the average age of skiers and snowboarders jumped from 33.2 to 36.5 in just 10 years, the proportion of visitors aged 45 to 54 has increased from 14 to 19.9 percent and the proportion of visitors aged 55 to 64 has almost doubled from 4.6 to 9.2 percent. As that demographic shifts, however, it also begi... MORE →