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    • September 4, 2015
    • Hike, Wine & Dine on September 20

    • Vail, CO—Hike, wine and dine for a great cause on Sunday, September 20. Shaw Outreach Team’s 7th annual Hike, Wine & Dine brings a moderate 4-mile hike, leaf peeping at the peak of the high country’s fall foliage, and gourmet cuisine together to benefit Jack’s Place and Shaw Regional Cancer Center. “This is a special event with a special purpose,” says Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw is a department. “The dollars raised at Hike, Wine & Dine... MORE →
    • September 3, 2015
    • Howard Head Sports Medicine Named Official Medical Provider to USA Climbing

    • VAIL, CO —Howard Head Sports Medicine, the same medical provider for the US Ski, Snowboard and Free Skiing Teams, is now the official provider for the USA Climbing Teams. Approached by team officials for their stellar reputation of working with professional and recreational athletes, Howard Head therapists will offer physical therapy support at major international events and help improve the quality of the medical support at all of USA Climbing’s domestic events. “This is an exciting partnershi... MORE →
    • August 27, 2015
    • Inaugural Vail Scientific Symposium

    • VAIL, Colo., Aug. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) and Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) brought some of the nation's top scientists and physicians to speak at the inaugural Vail Scientific Summit Regenerative & Translational Medicine: A Collaborative Vision. The symposium was held at the Four Seasons Residences and Resort in Vail, Colo., on the weekend of August 21 - 22, 2015. The unique symposium focused on the latest regenerative medicine upda... MORE →
    • August 26, 2015
    • A Very Big Deal

    • After years of planning, Vail Valley Medical Center on Saturday broke ground on its future — an ambitious expansion and renovation program. The details are too numerous for this space, but high points include a new entrance, a new emergency department and an overall better use of space in the oft-expanded facility. Residents and tourists alike will appreciate the plan’s ultimate goal of getting the vast majority of vehicle traffic off West Meadow Drive. This project is going to take years — fi... MORE →
    • August 21, 2015
    • 5 Facts to Help You Take Control of Your Cholesterol

    • Controlling your cholesterol can change your life. 1. Why is Cholesterol the silent killer?Cholesterol is often termed the silent killer because it doesn't manifest itself through symptoms, or a person's physical appearance. A 110-pound, 5-foot-4 woman could have a cholesterol count of 250, while an overweight woman’s cholesterol could fall well within the normal range. Simply knowing your numbers isn't enough. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have cholesterol ... MORE →
    • August 21, 2015
    • New Twist on Old-School Exercises

    • When Jane Fonda tells you to go for the burn, listen. The physical therapy experts at Howard Head Sports Medicine often refer their patients to tried and true exercises not only to rehabilitate, but also strengthen. If it has worked over the years, it could work for you. And bonus—no leotards needed! The fitness mavens from Howard Head travel back to the '70's and '80's for new twists on old-school exercises. Step Aerobics with Stephanie DrewAs a physical therapist and longtime fitness instruct... MORE →
    • August 3, 2015
    • Medical Center Project Begins Monday

    • VAIL — Work starts Monday on a $100 million expansion and renovation project at Vail Valley Medical Center. The first change most of us will see is how we get into the facility. The first work will come on the west side of the existing facility. That means the existing parking lot will be filled with various construction vehicles and material storage. To get to the hospital now, patients — except for emergency patients — and guests will get into the facility from Vail’s South Frontage Road, rou... MORE →
    • July 23, 2015
    • Epic Experience Exceeds Expectations

    • VAIL, CO– As kids pack up and head to sleepaway camps for outdoor adventures, arts, crafts and a little Kumbaya, some of Shaw Regional Cancer Center’s patients have left their families, friends and doctors behind for a week of adult summer camp in the idyllic setting of the 7 W Guest Ranch in Sweetwater, CO. There, overlooking the Flat Tops Wilderness and Castle Peak, Epic Experience hosts six week-long sessions of outdoor experiences for adults of all ages who have been diagnosed with cancer at... MORE →
    • July 23, 2015
    • Six Expert Tips for Competing in the Heat

    • By Dennis Lipton, MD VAIL, CO — Summer is my favorite time of year to bike, hike and run. I participate on Vail Valley Medical Center’s running team and enjoy competing in races around the county. While it’s sometimes hard to balance my desire to train hard with the need to take care of my body, it’s vital to my short- and long-term fitness goals. The same is true for most athletes. While the heat may not be as stifling as in many other parts of the country, the combination of warm temperature... MORE →
    • July 15, 2015
    • Shaw Center Honored For Excellence

    • VAIL, CO — Shaw Regional Cancer Center recently received another certification award in a growing list of accomplishments and accreditations. The cancer center, located in Edwards, was recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) for its commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement. “We believe the families in our community and region deserve the best cancer care possible,” said Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center, of which Shaw and the ... MORE →