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    • March 10, 2013
    • Pink Vail Fights Cancer

    • The color pink permeated Vail and Lionshead villages March 9. Some wore plastic flamingos on their heads, some wore pink tutus and one man even wore a pink gorilla suit.They did it all for cancer in a collective effort to raise more than $250,000 for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center's survivorship program, the Spirit of Survival. As of 11:30 a.m., survivorship services coordinator Margaret Brammer said the goal had either almost been met or already exceeded.Brammer was part of the Shaw's Cookin' ... MORE →
    • March 7, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps Celebrates Success at Annual Holiday Sales

    • The Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) Volunteer Corps have successfully raised $2,365 during its last two bakes sale fundraisers. The first was the annual Holiday Baked Goods and Ornament Sale at VVMC where the volunteers raised $1,465 selling baked goods and gently-used holiday decorations. The second, with a Valentine theme at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, brought in $900. Over the past five years, the VVMC Volunteer Corps have raised more than $21,000 through its annual bake sales.Voluntee... MORE →
    • February 12, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Mending After Surgery on Right Knee

    • The swelling around Lindsey Vonn's repaired right knee has gone way down a day after surgery and her spirits way up.Back in time for the 2014 Sochi Games?Try possibly back in time for the beginning of the World Cup season in late November.The doctor who operated on Vonn's injured right knee thinks the four-time overall World Cup champion just might return that soon.That's the goal, anyway. And it's looking more promising following the procedure by Dr. Bill Sterett on Sunday to fix Vonn's knee af... MORE →
    • February 11, 2013
    • Lindsay Vonn Has Operation to Repair Shredded Knee Ligaments

    • The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonn's right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships.Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S. Ski Team, performed the procedure on the four-time overall World Cup champion Sunday morning in Vail, Colo. In a release issued by the ski team, Sterett said the surgery went well and that she was resting comfortably."The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Mode... MORE →
    • February 7, 2013
    • Sterett to Operate on Vonn Next Week

    • Within an hour after a roughly 70 mile per hour crash that caused Lindsey Vonn to tear two knee ligaments and fracture part of her tibia, the reigning alpine skiing World Cup champion wanted to know how long it would be before she could get back on her skis.U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Bill Sterett was by Vonn's side after her super-G crash at the World Alpine Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria. He told the Vail Daily Wednesday that journalists aren't the only ones who want to know when the... MORE →
    • February 6, 2013
    • Lindsey Vonn Heading Home, Surgery Expected Next Week

    • American skier Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in Tuesday's crash at the world championships.Vonn was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel."I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive," Vonn said in a statement Wednesday, a day after her crash here."I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible ... MORE →
    • February 5, 2013
    • Call, Push, Shock: Starting Hearts Raises Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • On Valentine's Day 2007, Lynn Blake was embarking on a new job in Vail Village when she had a rude awakening. The 27-year-old suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately for her, someone trained in CPR stepped forward and kept her heart beating until emergency personnel arrived with a defibrillator.If someone dropped in front of you unconscious, with no notable pulse, would you know what to do? Some 325,000 people die every year of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. And, contrary ... MORE →
    • February 2, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Installs New CT Scanner

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, the Toshiba Aquilion Premium, and was the first in the state to install this machine. CT scans on the new machine are completed faster than on traditional CT scanners and reduces the amount of radiation needed to obtain high quality diagnostic images.“At Vail Valley Medical Center, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. We upgraded our CT scanner because it is an advanced CT system which offers ou... MORE →