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    • September 11, 2013
    • It's a Dog's Life: Pet Partners Brings Well-Being to Patients at Shaw

    • Snuggling with Becca, a King Charles-Bichon mix, really helped Kimberly Clawson with her homesickness. On April 11, 2012, Kimberly was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer and from that point on, her life was a blur of travel and treatment. She sought care at  Shaw Regional Cancer Center and had a double mastectomy April 23. Next came chemo, then radiation treatment. She was away from home a lot. “Everything happened so fast,” she says. She was missing her husband, missing her kids and missi... MORE →
    • September 10, 2013
    • Hike, Wine and Dine on September 22

    • Leave your granola bars at home if you come for the fifth annual Hike, Wine & Dine at Beaver Creek! Hikers participating in this year’s event will refuel along the trail with some of the region’s best gourmet tastings and spectacular views. And if the golden aspen leaves and delicious cuisine aren’t enough, hike for a good cause on September 22, 2013 with event proceeds going to Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “We are so grateful for another year of Hike, Wine & Dine,” said... MORE →
    • September 9, 2013
    • Keeping it Real: VVMC's New Mobile Simulation Lab

    • Vail Valley Medical Center President and CEO Doris Kirchner was on a tour of the esteemed Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore when she walked by a room that caught her eye. Inside, health care professionals were circled around a human simulator — typically referred to as a manikin — executing a scene that could be occurring in any hospital anywhere in the world. In a matter of seconds, Kirchner was captivated. She told the others in her group to keep going and watched her first simulation sess... MORE →
    • September 5, 2013
    • On-site Physical Therapy Now Available at The Westin Riverfront at Beaver Creek

    • Howard Head Sports Medicine – the official physical therapy provider for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic Team – provides innovative healing techniques performed by highly gifted physical therapists, helping patients rebuild and return to the activities that they love to do.Physical therapy services now available at Howard Head Sports Medicine at The Westin Riverfront include Active Release Technique, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy, Manual Therapy, Oncology Therapy, Post-Operative Therapy, Re... MORE →
    • September 3, 2013
    • Childbirth 101

    • Before attending childbirth classes at Vail Valley Medical Center, Marian and Luke Cartin had a somewhat ominous outlook of the hospital. To them it was simply the clean, cold white box in which people experienced some of life’s most dramatic and emotional moments. The classes, however, prepped and primed the couple for their first born and showed them they were not about to undertake the momentous occasion in robotic, systematic fashion. Rather, they’d be surrounded by warmth, support and know-... MORE →
    • August 30, 2013
    • Surfing for Nutrition?

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. The Internet can be an awesome resource for food and nutrition information; however, not all of it is reliable or credible. Below are some of my favorite nutrition blogs and websites you can trust and might even give you a fresh perspective, inspire you to cook more, or try a new food! Nancy Clark’s blog on sports nutrition: Digestive Nutrition: Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition: Make sense of ... MORE →
    • August 19, 2013
    • The Ins and Outs of Prostate Cancer

    • The most common cancer among American men, prostate cancer, is not the deadliest one out there — lung cancer is. But when it comes to testing for prostate cancer and treating it, it is one of the most complex and controversial. Because the prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system (located below the bladder), prostate cancer is unique to men, although it is often compared to breast cancer in women. “As far as incidence rates, prostate and breast cancer are similar in men and women,” ... MORE →
    • August 15, 2013
    • Diet & Inflammation

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process following an injury. It’s easy to see inflammation taking place when we have an injury, with the area becoming noticeably red, warm, and swollen although some inflammation is not noticeable. It can occur during infection, immunologic reactions, obesity, poor diet and is sometimes a part of our genetic predisposition. Acute inflammation leads to repair of the ... MORE →
    • August 9, 2013
    • Get to Know Eagle County’s Only Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist: Stephanie Drew

    • Having practiced physical therapy for 10 years, including work with orthopaedic patients, Stephanie Drew has specialized in women’s health at Howard Head Sports Medicine since 2009, helping transform the lives of both women and men of all ages dealing with sensitive problems in the body’s nether regions. Drew is one of just 194 physical therapists in the United States with a board certification in women’s health. What exactly does this mean? Let her tell you. She will be the first to say that “i... MORE →
    • August 1, 2013
    • Vail Mountain Hosts World's Largest Ski Day to Conquer Cancer

    • On April 5, 2014, Vail Mountain will become a sea of pink when everyday skiers and snowboarders gather in Vail for the return of a one-day event to raise awareness and funds to support cancer fighters. Pink Vail, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer has proven to be one of the most fun and colorful ski days of the year including live music, a celebration ski down, pink costumes and more. Pink Vail is a participation-based fundraising event similar to a run or walk to support cancer. Pa... MORE →