• February 5, 2013
    • Call, Push, Shock: Starting Hearts Raises Awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    • On Valentine's Day 2007, Lynn Blake was embarking on a new job in Vail Village when she had a rude awakening. The 27-year-old suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately for her, someone trained in CPR stepped forward and kept her heart beating until emergency personnel arrived with a defibrillator.If someone dropped in front of you unconscious, with no notable pulse, would you know what to do? Some 325,000 people die every year of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the United States. And, contrary ... MORE →
    • February 5, 2013
    • New Trends in ACL Tears and How to Prevent One

    • There are 200,000 injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) per year in the United States, representing a cost of $3 billion.Three-fourths of all ACL tears are non-contact injuries (think skiing), and typically occur during deceleration, lateral pivoting, or landing. Most people who tear an ACL will hear a pop, feel their knee “giving way” and notice immediate pain and swelling.Female athletes are three to four times more likely to tear an ACL than male athletes playing at similar levels ... MORE →
    • February 2, 2013
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Installs New CT Scanner

    • Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art CT scanner, the Toshiba Aquilion Premium, and was the first in the state to install this machine. CT scans on the new machine are completed faster than on traditional CT scanners and reduces the amount of radiation needed to obtain high quality diagnostic images.“At Vail Valley Medical Center, patient safety is our No. 1 priority. We upgraded our CT scanner because it is an advanced CT system which offers ou... MORE →