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    • January 30, 2015
    • Cold Temperatures, Altitude Linked to Heart Attacks

    • VAIL, CO– As winter bears on, you may worry about getting a cold, the flu or maybe frostbite, but it's rare that a heart attack tops the list of health risks you think about in the winter. The truth is, being outside in cold weather can affect not only your immunity and extremities, but your heart as well. "If you get cold, your blood pressure does go up, and potentially your heart rate, to keep you warm," says Dr. Jerry Greenberg, a cardiologist at Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC). "It's not ... MORE →
    • January 26, 2015
    • Vail Valley Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO – Vail Valley Surgery Center recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the Vail and Edwards surgery centers from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation. “We believe that our residents and guests deserve the best,” stated Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “W... MORE →
    • January 17, 2015
    • Hospital plan review schedule announced

    • VAIL — A series of public meetings to finalize the review and adoption of the Vail Valley Medical Center Master Facility Plan has been scheduled by the Vail Community Development Department. The next meeting is set for Jan. 26 at 1 p.m., when the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission will complete its comprehensive review of the plan and forward its recommendation to the Vail Town Council. The meeting will take place in the Vail Town Council chambers. The review process by the Vail Town Co... MORE →
    • January 5, 2015
    • VVMC Dinner Dance Raises Over $650,000 For Cardiac Cath Lab

    • VAIL, CO — Dinner, dancing and saving lives were the prevailing themes of this year’s Vail Valley Medical Center Family Dinner Dance. Over 450 generous guests of all ages gathered for the 34th annual event and through ticket sales, sponsorships and lively bidding on over 70 silent and live auction items, the event raised $664,524. All proceeds support the hospital’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab), set to open in early 2015. “It was a heartwarming evening,” says Doris Kirchner, presi... MORE →
    • December 30, 2014
    • Rural Cancer Center, Big City Specialists

    • VAIL, CO — Physicians and staff of the University of Colorado Cancer Center recently renewed a nearly 10-year partnership with Shaw Regional Cancer Center, enhancing access to big city specialists and making clinical trials available to patients in the high country. It’s rare to find highly trained cancer specialists, advanced technology and comprehensive treatment plans in a rural setting like Vail, but Shaw Regional Cancer Center boasts all of the above in the peaceful, healing setting of the... MORE →
    • December 29, 2014
    • Eternal Youth

    • While aging is inevitable, longevity is accessible. Local experts share the best ways to extend your years from the inside-out.  JOINTS"Joint health is so important, because mobility and activity are two of the secret ingredients to longevity and quality of life," says Dr. Peter Millett, director of shoulder surgery and a shoulder, knee, elbow and sports medicine specialist at The Steadman Clinic. "Without good joint health, it becomes difficult to remain active and independent." Millett says ... MORE →
    • December 29, 2014
    • Exercises for every age

    • Howard Head Sports Medicine is known for being the best in helping people recover from an injury. But what you may not know is that they also specialize in injury prevention (not just rehabilitation) through exercise. In fact, some of the world’s best athletes train with Howard Head in hopes of avoiding the wear-and-tear injuries that sports often cause. We worked with Howard Head’s Philip Galloway to learn what general injuries are common among age groups and what exercises can be done to comba... MORE →
    • December 23, 2014
    • Get to know new Vail endocrinologist Dr. Rebecca Adochio

    • VAIL — Dr. Rebecca Adochio is Vail Valley Medical Center’s new endocrinologist. She treats all aspects of endocrinology, including thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, parathyroid and metabolic bone disorders. Dr. Adochio has expertise in thyroid cancer treatment and ultrasound guided biopsy. She also has a special interest in treating disorders of metabolism and diabetes. Upon completion of her endocrinology fellowship, Dr. Adochio began a position with INTEGRIS in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She has bee... MORE →
    • December 4, 2014
    • NEW CARDIOLOGY LAB WILL SAVE LIVES

    • VAIL, CO — Three years ago, Dave Bentley was wrapping up a ski day at Vail when he started having pain in his chest. Healthy and active with no history of medical issues, the 65-year-old Cordillera resident assumed it was something he’d eaten for lunch. “It was a ski-with-the-guys day—strong, all-out. We had a late lunch and were halfway down Bear Tree when all of a sudden I started to get a sharp, pressing pain high in my chest,” Bentley recalls. “There was no throbbing, no tingling of the arm... MORE →
    • December 3, 2014
    • Vail lodge, hospital work on land trade

    • VAIL — There’s a lot of technical work to finish before construction can begin on an extensive renovation plan for Vail Valley Medical Center. And that work may lead, eventually, to redevelopment of a longtime Vail lodge. The medical center and owners of the Evergreen Lodge are currently negotiating an exchange of two roughly equivalent-sized pieces of land. If the deal goes through, then the medical center will trade the west part of its existing parking lot to the Evergreen in exchange for la... MORE →