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    • December 7, 2012
    • How The Docs Do It: Physicians Share Their Personal Wellness Routines

    • Doctors don't just concern themselves with others’ health and wellness: They practice what they preach. The Vail Valley is fairly small to have such an elite team of healthcare providers. But they, like most of the county’s population, are interested in living active, healthy lives, and Vail is the perfect place to do it. Read on to discover some of the medical community’s busiest physicians’ wellness priorities. Dr. Jeff Brown, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist What are some ways that you maintain yo... MORE →
    • December 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon for Jack's Place Raises $2,500

    • 74 cyclists rode to raise more than $2,500 for Jack's Place at the fourth annual Cycle-a-Thon held in November at the Gypsum Recreation Center! Funds raised will help underwrite the operations of the cancer caring house.Big thanks to event organizer, Amy Klunzinger, and to all who participated! Kudoes to Leonard Sandoval, who rode the entire eight hours, and Peach Duty and Rebecca Cross, who rode seven hours each - wow!Thank you to prize sponsors, including Marriott Vail, Vail Sports, Bol Vail, ... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • A Two-Way Street: Doctors & Ski Patrollers Learn From One Another On & Off the Hill

    • When Dr. Jack Eck first became involved with Vail’s medical training for ski patrol in the ‘70s, the resort became a leader amongst its peers. Since then, Vail’s training and education programs for patrollers have evolved and grown. Much of that has to do with the types of skiers who are attracted to the resorts, said Eck, doctor of internal medicine and medical adviser to the Vail Ski Patrol. “As the ski industry got busier, we invited more affluent people here that weren’t in that great of sh... MORE →
    • December 3, 2012
    • Surgeons from The Steadman Clinic Attend the Birds of Prey Ski Event

    • As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey ski event has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski races. Held in Beaver Creek, the roster of the world's greatest skiers join together for three days of racing action.  Joining the elite athletes on the mountain, were several surgeons from The Steadman Clinic. Drs. Marc Philippon, Randy Viola, and Tom Hackett were all on-hand at the event where they tested the slopes for themselves, met with athletes,  and were stat... MORE →
    • November 23, 2012
    • Eagle Woman Reconnects with the EMT Who Saved Her Life

    • For the past 30 years, Barb Schierkolk has approached Thanksgiving with profound gratitude for the most basic of blessings — her life. Back in 1982 Schierkolk was the young mother of Dustin, 3, and MaLinda, 10 months. She and her husband Bill were residing in Westminster but they were on a hunting trip with seven other friends, camping on Yarmony Mountain in northern Eagle County. On Nov. 6, 1982, Schierkolk's life changed forever when she was accidentally shot. Between being pregnant and at hom... MORE →
    • November 14, 2012
    • Dr. Robert LaPrade Awarded the 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award

    • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation announced this month that Robert F. LaPrade MD, PhD has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious 2013 OREF Clinical Research Award for his submitted paper on “Improving Outcomes for Posterolateral Knee Injuries”.  Dr. LaPrade will be presenting his winning paper at the Annual Meetings of the Orthopaedic Research Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2013. According ... MORE →
    • November 7, 2012
    • Vail Knee Surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade, Honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    • Dr. Robert F. LaPrade, orthopedic knee surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Vail, Colorado, was recently honored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession of orthopaedic surgery.  This recognition, presented to Dr. LaPrade for his 2012 contributions, honors orthopaedic surgeons who volunteer their time and energy to the AAOS and the entire orthopaedic community, as well as encourages younger members to become involved in... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Cycle-A-Thon Benefits Jack's Place

    • The Gypsum Recreation Center will be the site of a day-long cycle-a-thon on Saturday to raise funds for Jack's Place at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards. The event, now in its fourth year, is being organized by fitness instructor-personal trainer Amy Klunzinger to draw attention to her passion for fitness, health and helping others. Saturday's cycle-a-thon will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person for the day. All proceeds benefit Jack's Place, which provid... MORE →
    • November 6, 2012
    • Letter to the Editor: Research on Surgery Led Me to Dr. Millett

    • I was recently scheduled to have a total shoulder reversal, an obviously complex and painful surgery. Prior to the surgery, I spent time researching the best doctors and hospitals across the country and found Dr. Peter Millett and the Vail Valley Medical Center. I traveled from Iowa to have Dr. Millett and his professional team conduct my surgery. My surgery went exceptionally well, and the compassionate care I received from doctors and staff was remarkable. I could not have been happier with th... MORE →