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    • 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 →
    • August 1, 2013
    • In the Balance

    • Imagine the life a child could grow up to have if he or she spoke multiple languages, played a musical instrument, was a champion skier/rock climber/endurance runner, had pen pals in 14 countries, earned perfect grades … and was so busy achieving things there was no time to sleep, play or just be a kid. In today’s nonstop world, children are encouraged to engage in school and in extra-curricular activities. But there often comes a point when too much pressure can outweigh the benefits of partici... MORE →
    • July 30, 2013
    • Gasping for Air

    • Anyone who has had such a bad coughing fit that they end up gasping for air has an inkling of how serious whooping cough can be. While it may sound like an exotic or outdated disease to some, it’s actually on the rise ­­— particularly in Colorado. This is why the physicians and staff at Vail Valley Medical Center strongly recommend routine immunizations.Whooping cough, or pertussis as it is referenced in medical fields, produces symptoms typical of the common head cold in adults: runny or stuffy... MORE →
    • July 30, 2013
    • Protein Busters: Building Muscle Mass

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RD, CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. MYTH: You need large amounts of protein to build muscle mass. TRUTH: Any excess protein beyond what the body needs is burned for energy or stored as body fat. The amount of protein required by a healthy individual is based on the type and frequency of exercise. As a general guide, select the type of activity below that best describes you and calculate your protein requirements. Choose a mix of proteins from real ... MORE →
    • July 23, 2013
    • Year One: Success

    • One year ago, the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Edwards opened with high hopes. The vision was the beautiful new center would better serve the entire valley's medical needs, offering excellent surgical treatments in a warm and friendly mid-valley location, easily accessible from both ends of Eagle County.The success was not certain though. Would the valley's residents agree with the vision?Apparently so. Since its opening in June 2012, the Vail Valley Surgery Center – Edwards has performed more ... MORE →
    • July 22, 2013
    • Robot Joins Neonatal Nursery Team

    • It was a tense situation - one no new parent wants. The baby girl – though small – seemed the picture of health after birth. Then the baby began to cry and worsen before their eyes as she developed complications from her premature birth. Phone consultations with neonatal experts at Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital at Presbyterian/St. Luke's (RMCH at PSL) were not enough to confirm the diagnosis Dr. Greg Miranda at Vail Valley Medical Center suspected. Even as the symptoms progressed, the speci... MORE →
    • July 16, 2013
    • Annual Celebration of Life Luncheon with Geralyn Lucas Friday in Vail

    • Often times Geralyn Lucas references angels when she talks at breast cancer awareness events. Lucas, the author of “Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy,” found a lump in her breast when she was 27 years old. Her husband, Tyler, is a doctor and was working with cancer patients at the time.“He would tell me every night, ‘Someone you know, someone you love, will have breast cancer.’”When he said that, he likely didn’t know ‘someone’ would be his wife.Tyler treated a 28-year-old woman who was misdi... MORE →