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    • March 16, 2015
    • Watch Your Back: Get A Colonoscopy

    • VAIL, CO—March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but how much do you really want to be aware of your colon? Answer: enough to keep it cancer free. Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, and men and women over 50 are encouraged to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to find polyps—benign, or noncancerous, clumps of cells—before they become cancerous. Those with a family history of colon cancer should consider screening before age 50. Dr. John Schultz is a surgeon with Mounta... MORE →
    • February 23, 2015
    • Vail helipad plan gets detailed hearing

    • A plan for renovations and additions at Vail Valley Medical Center is big, ambitious and, in some ways, controversial. At this point, many of the questions about the plan are about a proposed new helipad at the site. The Vail Town Council Tuesday got its first look at details for the proposed pad, and medical center officials brought a number of people to talk about current plans. The helipad is just part of the overall master facilities plan being reviewed by town officials. The plan has alrea... MORE →
    • February 23, 2015
    • Expert Traveler Tips

    • It doesn’t take much to feel off balance when you’re on the road (or in a plane or on a train). When we change our physical environment, slightly or dramatically, we can be more sensitive to physical ailments — without the benefit of our existing healthcare structure. Sometimes you can’t avoid an adventure that’s a little under-the-weather, but you can plan ahead and be prepared for the issues you’re most likely to encounter. 1. MOTION SICKNESS Lucia London, advanced registered nurse practitio... MORE →
    • February 5, 2015
    • Vail hospital plan start council review

    • VAIL — Just planning a series of big changes to Vail’s hospital has taken more than two years. The actual building could be finished by 2019. The Vail Town Council, and the public, are taking their final looks at a master facility plan for Vail Valley Medical Center. That plan, if approved, will then launch a $100 million renovation plan at the hospital’s current home, on roughly five acres along West Meadow Drive between Vail Village and Lionshead. The hardest part of the project is the fact ... MORE →
    • February 3, 2015
    • Registration open for Pink Vail

    • VAIL, CO– Registration for Pink Vail™, presented by Helly Hansen, is officially open. With all-day live music at Eagle’s Nest, themed deck parties, a costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down, March 21st is slated to be the most spirited Pink Vail yet. Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. All ages and abilities are welcome, and you don’t have to ski to participate. Similar to a run or walk to support cancer, participants register at www.pinkvail.com and invite friends,... MORE →
    • 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 →