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    • 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 8, 2016
    • The Aging Brain

    • Two thirds of people over the age of 50 fear getting Alzheimer's Disease, according to a study presented by local neurologist Dr. Marc Treihaft. And with good reason. Statistics show the lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s after age 65 is one out of six women, and one out of 11 men. Though Alzheimer’s makes up 75 percent of the dementias, it is just one of many; others include dementia induced by head trauma, alcohol, vascular disease, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS and more. The questions b... MORE →
    • March 7, 2016
    • Zika Virus Highly Unlikely to Make an Appearance in Eagle County

    • 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 →
    • February 22, 2016
    • Visiting Patients Have Expanding Options

    • This article was written by Scott Miller and originally posted by the Vail Daily, on February 22, 2016.  BACHELOR GULCH — On a snowy January weekday, a group of people gathered at The Ritz-Carlton hotel, not to indulge in powder, but to tour the hotel and how it can accommodate patients who have come to the Vail Valley for surgery. The tour group included Dr. Steve Singleton of the Steadman Clinic, his physician’s assistant Mike Begg and physician liaison Kelly Dantas. Todd Ward of the Howard ... MORE →
    • February 19, 2016
    • Heart Attack on Vail Mountain

    • It was a stunning day on Vail Mountain that Lee Olch won’t ever forget. In March 2015, Olch and a friend were enjoying early morning turns under a quintessential bluebird sky. The snow conditions were ideal and they’d even managed to beat most of the crowds. It was nothing short of a perfect day on the slopes for Olch, a then-new retiree from Seattle who had bought a condo in Lionshead with his wife in 2013. “It was just a glorious day,” Olch remembered. “It had snowed a few days before and we... MORE →
    • February 18, 2016
    • Game on for Medical Providers

    • This article was written by Don Rogers and originally posted by the Vail Daily on February 18, 2016. First thought when hearing Centura Health declare their surveys show a need for more emergency medical care facilities in the valley: Oh, baloney. This will be a point of direct competition among medical providers here. My intel suggests strongly that Centura is here to pressure Vail Valley Medical Center in the wake of their efforts to buy the local hospital being rebuffed. I’m sure all the ... MORE →
    • February 9, 2016
    • VVMC, Starting Hearts Aim to Create Community of First Responders

    • What would you do if a friend, loved one or even a stranger was overcome by sudden cardiac arrest on the street? Local nonprofit Starting Hearts and the Vail Valley Medical Center have recently teamed up to make that question far easier to answer. Aiming to make the Vail Valley the safest place in the country to fall victim to out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, the partnership between the two organizations will increase accessibility to automated external defibrillators and first-responder ... MORE →
    • February 8, 2016
    • VVMC Treats Pediatric Patients

    • Vail Valley Medical Center's pediatric hospitalists are specially trained pediatricians who work in the hospital to care for patients from newborn through 17 years old. They are available to manage a broad range of general pediatric issues. They also participate in the resuscitation and stabilization of pediatric patients who need transport for illness and injury. VVMC does not keep critically ill (for example, intubated) children because we do not have a PICU. However, our Level II NICU is capa... MORE →
    • February 4, 2016
    • 5 Heart Healthy Exercises

    • Exercise helps reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels, decreasing internal inflammation in the body, and maintaining blood sugar. Exercise will also help you reduce or maintain a healthy weight which leads to a healthier heart. Hilary Welch-Petrowski, exercise physiologist with VVMC's Cardiac Rehab and Shaw Regional Cancer Center's Fit for Survival recommends 5 exercises to keep your heart healthy. 1. Walk – Easy, convenient, familiar….Just ... MORE →
    • January 28, 2016
    • New Tech Powers Research, Care

    • This article was written by Scott Miller and originally posted by the Vail Daily on January 28,2016. In part of the institute is a robot that looks like it could be putting windshields into Buicks in a factory. But this machine is very slowly manipulating a human knee, which once belonged to a person who decided to donate his or her body to science after death. Alex Brady, who runs the robot, said this particular work is studying the different structures in the knee and how those structures re... MORE →