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    • November 30, 2015
    • Physicians Recognized By Their Peers

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center recently announced the 2015 winners of the Physician of the Year, Clinical Excellence and Rising Star awards, presented to Drs. Brajtbord, Riberdy and Ickes, respectively. The awards were presented at the hospital’s annual Physician Recognition event. “VVMC’s success has always been, in large part, due to our impeccable medical staff,” says President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “This year’s Physician Recognition Award winners are standouts in their field, and w... MORE →
    • November 9, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns Communications Awards

    • VAIL — Vail Valley Medical Center was recently awarded the Colorado Nonprofit Project of the Year for Pink Vail at the Colorado Healthcare Communicator’s Gold Leaf Awards in Denver. Pink Vail also won a Gold Leaf Award in the large event category, and the hospital was awarded five Silver Leaf awards, placing at the top of each category. Evaluated by a panel of statewide judges representing hospitals, nonprofit organizations and marketing and public relations professionals, Pink Vail, the world’... MORE →
    • November 2, 2015
    • Diet & Inflammation

    • Author Katie Mazzia MS, RDN, CDE is a registered dietitian nutritionist and diabetes educator at Vail Valley Medical Center. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process following an injury. Sometimes, it’s easy to see inflammation take place with an area becoming noticeably red, warm, and swollen. Other times, it's not visible and can occur during infection, immune reactions, obesity, poor diet and is sometimes a part of our genetic predisposition. Acute inflammation (i.e. muscle t... MORE →
    • November 2, 2015
    • 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! Digestive Nutrition: Sports Nutrition  Wellness Cardiovascular Nutrition Make sense of nutrition in the news: Quick and e... MORE →
    • October 27, 2015
    • Mountains of Discovery

    • Jason Moore, PhD, PA knows that not everything we abide by in the world of medicine is irrefutable fact. Actually, disputing common practices and finding better ways to provide treatment is a passionate side project for some local doctors and therapists whose discoveries are making a significant impact locally, regionally and nationally, too. “If you want someone to change their perspectives, especially in the medical field, you have to provide evidence-based research,” Moore says. “Medical myt... MORE →
    • October 27, 2015
    • The Story Behind The Name

    • About 20 years ago, Harold Shaw told his doctor and good friend, Dr. Jack Eck, that he was thinking of pulling away from Vail, a second home he and his family had been deeply involved with since the late 1960s. The elevation had become an issue in his older years. But Vail had been so instrumental in the Shaws’ lives — after all, he was one of the original investors in the Ski Resort Lodge — they wanted to help the community, even more than they already had. In 1982, the Shaws’ son, Hal Jr., di... MORE →
    • October 6, 2015
    • Hip strengthening exercises for ski season

    • It’s fall, and the winter season will soon force change in our active lives. The shoulder season is a great time to train for the different activities ahead — like skiing and snowboarding. The demands on our bodies change as we transition to snow sports. So, put the time in now, and prepare your body for a safe and fun winter season. When considering snow sports, it’s obvious that downhill skiing and snowboarding can involve the biggest risks. These activities cause the majority of injuries I ... MORE →
    • September 28, 2015
    • Hike, Wine & Dine Raises $100,000

    • VAIL, CO — On September 20th, 400 leaf peepers in Beaver Creek did more than enjoy a beautiful day of blue skies and fall hues—these participants of the 7th annual Hike, Wine & Dine raised over $100,000 with proceeds benefitting Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Organized by the Shaw Outreach Team, proceeds from Hike, Wine & Dine help offset the operating costs for Jack’s Place to ensure patients of Shaw Regional Cancer Center can rest and recover from their treatments witho... MORE →
    • September 23, 2015
    • Leave Moose Alone

    • VAIL — The moose cow and two calves that have been wandering around Vail much of this summer aren’t going anywhere — if humans will just leave the big ungulates alone. Someone, apparently an Avon resident, a few days ago started a petition on the Change.org website to “Relocate the Vail Moose family instead of putting Mom and 2 calves down.” The problem is, there were never any plans to do anything to the moose. In fact, Colorado Parks and Wildlife was unaware of any plans to either euthanize ... MORE →
    • September 22, 2015
    • When Minutes Matter

    • Last year, Wally Posner held his 20-year-old daughter, Danielle, as she died in his arms during a snowboarding lesson at Beaver Creek. Fortunately, Ski Patrol recognized a fairly rare scenario: a 20-year-old going into cardiac arrest, and they revived her through CPR and defibrillation. Just before the incident, Danielle had seemed perfectly healthy, as the Illinois family enjoyed their ski vacation. More often, older people, like Dave Bentley, experience cardiac emergencies. Bentley felt pain ... MORE →