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    • October 11, 2012
    • Cordillera Event Raises $45,000 for Shaw Cancer Center

    • For the ladies of Cordillera, rallying for breast cancer isn't a new thing. They have been putting on Cordillera's Pad the Bra for nine years now. Pad the Bra, held at the home of Craig Foley this year, auctioned off home rentals, a ski day with an Olympian, a week in Bali, golf lessons, a zipline party and more, raising $45,000 for Shaw Regional Cancer Center.“We have all been touched by family and friends with breast cancer and we continue the fight in their honor,” said Pad the Bra co-founder... MORE →
    • October 9, 2012
    • Pretty Up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink is popping up all over. Our local firefighters are pink, our local beer (Crazy Mountain Brewery) is pink and our local salons and spas are really pink. Throughout the month of October, Shaw Regional Cancer Center is putting on ‘Pretty in Pink,’ a partnership between Shaw and local salons, spas and other businesses to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to help local women in need with breast cancer diagnosis. Throughout October, t... MORE →
    • October 1, 2012
    • Meant to Be

    • Dr. Barry Hammaker | General SurgeryWHETHER IN A WAR ZONE OR nestled safely in the mountains, Dr. Barry Hammaker puts family first. It was Hammaker’s own father who initially sparked his interest in being a doctor. “My dad was sick, he had a bad back injury when I was a teenager,” Hammaker said. “(Because of this) I got a little introduction to things, both positive and negative, about his care.” Originally from Kansas, Hammaker was a member of the army reserves in college and went to Georgetown... MORE →
    • September 28, 2012
    • Myths Busted: The Flu Vaccine

    • It’s that time again, flu season. Influenza (flu) is a serious, contagious disease that affects thousands of people each year. One of the best ways to prevent contracting the flu is to get the flu vaccine. Unfortunately, each year many people choose to skip vaccination. Below are some of the common excuses for not getting vaccinated.Myth: I got the flu shot before and it made me sick.Busted: The vaccine cannot give you the flu, no matter which way it is administered; shot or nasal spray. The vac... MORE →
    • September 26, 2012
    • Snedeker's Wins Come After Vail Surgery

    • How many career-changing events can you have in one year? Four and counting, if you are professional golf star Brandt Snedeker.Snedeker had hip surgery at the Steadman Clinic in November of 2011, won a PGA tournament 90 days later at Torrey Pines, was named to the U.S. Ryder Cup team early in September, and won the Tour Championship and the FedExCup on Sunday in Atlanta... MORE →
    • September 26, 2012
    • Medical Gifts for Uganda

    • One man’s treasure is another man’s trash, so the saying goes. Not that the X-ray machine was really trash; it had helped countless patients over the years. But as Vail Valley Medical Center upgraded the machine to newer digital technology in 2007, this machine, now considered “end of life,” had no home. However, Vail Valley Medical Center’s Director of Imaging, Giselle Riden, had a better idea. She knew of a place where it would indeed become a treasure: Uganda.In August, Mountains of the Moon ... MORE →
    • September 25, 2012
    • Dr. Peter J. Millett Honored as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly

    • Dr. Peter J. Millett, orthopedic shoulder surgeon and director of shoulder surgery for The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, was recently awarded the Castle Connolly Top Doctors™ award. This prestigious honor is the result of a lengthy and thorough selection process that begins with surveys of physicians and healthcare professionals through the U.S.

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    • September 24, 2012
    • Those Were the Days

    • Ask a bunch of local doctors about starting the hospital and you get stories. Like the time a guy shot himself in the heart with a nail gun. Or when a father accidentally shot his son in the head. (We'll give away the ending: The kid was fine.) Or trips to Denver in an ambulance loaded with patients on the way down, and loaded with Big Macs on the way back. "A lot of the medical community has been around for decades. That's been a huge asset for the community," said Dr. Jon Feeney. Dr. Kent ... MORE →
    • September 10, 2012
    • VVMC Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

    • VVMC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality ... MORE →