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    • 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 →
    • October 6, 2015
    • Hip strengthening exercises for ski season

    • It’s fall, and the winter season will soon force change in our active lives. The shoulder season is a great time to train for the different activities ahead — like skiing and snowboarding. The demands on our bodies change as we transition to snow sports. So, put the time in now, and prepare your body for a safe and fun winter season. When considering snow sports, it’s obvious that downhill skiing and snowboarding can involve the biggest risks. These activities cause the majority of injuries I ... MORE →
    • September 23, 2015
    • Leave Moose Alone

    • VAIL — The moose cow and two calves that have been wandering around Vail much of this summer aren’t going anywhere — if humans will just leave the big ungulates alone. Someone, apparently an Avon resident, a few days ago started a petition on the Change.org website to “Relocate the Vail Moose family instead of putting Mom and 2 calves down.” The problem is, there were never any plans to do anything to the moose. In fact, Colorado Parks and Wildlife was unaware of any plans to either euthanize ... MORE →
    • September 22, 2015
    • When Minutes Matter

    • Last year, Wally Posner held his 20-year-old daughter, Danielle, as she died in his arms during a snowboarding lesson at Beaver Creek. Fortunately, Ski Patrol recognized a fairly rare scenario: a 20-year-old going into cardiac arrest, and they revived her through CPR and defibrillation. Just before the incident, Danielle had seemed perfectly healthy, as the Illinois family enjoyed their ski vacation. More often, older people, like Dave Bentley, experience cardiac emergencies. Bentley felt pain ... MORE →
    • September 17, 2015
    • Help For Chronic Pain

    • Chronic pain hurts, not just physically, but also emotionally. But there is hope. Customized, specific interventions, as well as overall lifestyle approaches, can make an enormous difference in the quality of life of people with pain. Since chronic pain affects various aspects of a person’s life — physical, mental, emotional and social — therapists at Howard Head Sports Medicine aim to reprogram both the physical and mental realms, which, in turn, affect the emotional and social. Chronic pain ... MORE →
    • September 4, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The hospital underwent a rigorous, unann... 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 →
    • September 3, 2015
    • Howard Head Sports Medicine Named Official Medical Provider to USA Climbing

    • VAIL, CO —Howard Head Sports Medicine, the same medical provider for the US Ski, Snowboard and Free Skiing Teams, is now the official provider for the USA Climbing Teams. Approached by team officials for their stellar reputation of working with professional and recreational athletes, Howard Head therapists will offer physical therapy support at major international events and help improve the quality of the medical support at all of USA Climbing’s domestic events. “This is an exciting partnershi... 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 26, 2015
    • A Very Big Deal

    • After years of planning, Vail Valley Medical Center on Saturday broke ground on its future — an ambitious expansion and renovation program. The details are too numerous for this space, but high points include a new entrance, a new emergency department and an overall better use of space in the oft-expanded facility. Residents and tourists alike will appreciate the plan’s ultimate goal of getting the vast majority of vehicle traffic off West Meadow Drive. This project is going to take years — fi... MORE →