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    • 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 →
    • August 21, 2015
    • New Twist on Old-School Exercises

    • When Jane Fonda tells you to go for the burn, listen. The physical therapy experts at Howard Head Sports Medicine often refer their patients to tried and true exercises not only to rehabilitate, but also strengthen. If it has worked over the years, it could work for you. And bonus—no leotards needed! The fitness mavens from Howard Head travel back to the '70's and '80's for new twists on old-school exercises. Step Aerobics with Stephanie DrewAs a physical therapist and longtime fitness instruct... MORE →
    • August 3, 2015
    • Medical Center Project Begins Monday

    • VAIL — Work starts Monday on a $100 million expansion and renovation project at Vail Valley Medical Center. The first change most of us will see is how we get into the facility. The first work will come on the west side of the existing facility. That means the existing parking lot will be filled with various construction vehicles and material storage. To get to the hospital now, patients — except for emergency patients — and guests will get into the facility from Vail’s South Frontage Road, rou... 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 23, 2015
    • Six Expert Tips for Competing in the Heat

    • By Dennis Lipton, MD VAIL, CO — Summer is my favorite time of year to bike, hike and run. I participate on Vail Valley Medical Center’s running team and enjoy competing in races around the county. While it’s sometimes hard to balance my desire to train hard with the need to take care of my body, it’s vital to my short- and long-term fitness goals. The same is true for most athletes. While the heat may not be as stifling as in many other parts of the country, the combination of warm temperature... 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 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 s... 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 →