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    • August 29, 2014
    • Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

    • As the air turns colder and more time is spent indoors, cold and flu season begins. These airborne, upper respiratory infections spread quickly via sneezing, coughing and touching. Getting a flu shot will help protect you from the flu however there is no vaccine for the common cold, so now what? Here is my advice on bolstering your immune system to minimize your chances of getting sick this season and taking care of yourself if you do. I advise my patients to get better sleep, lower stress leve... MORE →
    • August 26, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Submits Master Facility Plan Application

    • Vail Valley Medical Center has been a cornerstone of this community for nearly 50 years, and in that time, we’ve grown into one of the world’s most advanced mountain hospitals.  While the care and services at VVMC are outstanding, the infrastructure is due for modernization. Fortunately, the hospital is in a position to address this opportunity, and we are at the brink of building a state-of-the-art medical campus to serve our community and guests for years to come.As president and CEO of Vail V... MORE →
    • August 11, 2014
    • Master Plan Parking Decision

    • During the past two years, Vail Valley Medical Center has collaborated with neighbors, medical staff, Town of Vail planners and expert consultants to draft a Master Facility Plan. This plan will help guide us in remodeling and building Vail’s hospital of the future.  We will submit our plan and application to the Town of Vail in the near future. With construction scheduled to begin in the summer of 2015, the state-of-the-art medical campus will aim to exceed the expectations of the diverse patie... MORE →
    • August 6, 2014
    • Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Good or Bad?

    • Dr. Dennis Lipton took a multi-vitamin most of his life. As a health conscious, longevity-minded individual, he wanted to make sure he was getting enough nutrients to fuel his active lifestyle. “It seemed pretty logical,” said Lipton. His perspective on vitamins changed when he learned of a study about smokers who were given beta-carotene supplements to see if it would reduce incidence of cancer. The idea for this study came from the observation that people who have high carotene levels have lo... MORE →
    • August 4, 2014
    • IS GLUTEN A GOOD OR BAD IDEA?

    • There’s no question that gluten-free diets have taken America by storm, but it’s important to keep in mind that gluten itself is not the bad guy. A protein composite derived from wheat and a few other grains, gluten is not an inherently unhealthy component of the diet such as refined sugar or saturated fat. It is simply a substance to which many people have in recent years discovered their digestive tracts and other bodily functions disagree. This lack of harmony might present itself by a series... MORE →
    • July 29, 2014
    • Vail Mountain Commits to Four More Years of Hosting Pink Vail

    • Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, has committed to four more years of support for Pink Vail™, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer. Pink Vail is scheduled to take place on the following dates: •    Saturday, March 21, 2015•    Saturday, April 2, 2016•    Saturday, March 25, 2017•    Saturday, April 7, 2018“We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have not just any cancer center, but the incredible team, equipment and facilities of the Shaw Regional Cancer ... MORE →
    • July 29, 2014
    • Vail medical center renovation could begin in 2015, with $100M price tag

    • VAIL — The next few years will define Vail Valley Medical Center’s next few decades. The medical center’s headquarters in Vail has been cobbled together for nearly 50 years. During that time, it’s hard to count the number of additions, renovations and remodeling jobs. A couple of years ago, hospital officials decided to take a more comprehensive look at the facility’s present and future needs. Consultants were hired, community meetings were held, and plenty of discussions were held with town of... MORE →
    • July 28, 2014
    • Mammograms Can and Do Save Lives

    • The American Cancer Society estimates that 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year. When it comes to life or death – and the quality of days in between – most of us prefer to be safe, rather than sorry, although there has been some debate in recent months as to the importance and efficacy of mammograms. A few articles even suggest that mammogram screening doesn’t help detect breast cancer or save lives. But the world’s top breast cancer specialists – including those right here in Vail... MORE →
    • July 21, 2014
    • World's Top Knee Surgeons Gathered for First Vail International Complex Knee Symposium

    • Nearly 100 medical professionals from around the world came to the Vail Valley last week to attend one of the world's first conferences based solely on complex knee surgeries. The first annual Vail International Complex Knee Symposium, sponsored by Smith and Nephew and hosted by The Steadman Clinic, Steadman Philippon Research Institute, (SPRI) and Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center was held last Thursday and Friday at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa and SPRI. The symposium was unique in that,... MORE →
    • July 15, 2014
    • Get to Know a New VVMC Doc: Cardiologist Jerry Greenberg

    • Vail Valley Medical Center is pleased to introduce Dr. Jerry Greenberg, a board-certified cardiologist specializing in interventional cardiology and the director of Vail Valley Medical Center’s Cardiology Institute (formerly Avanti Cardiology). Among other notable honors during his impressive career, Greenberg has repeatedly been recognized by 5280 Magazine as a Top Doctor, most recently in 2013.With extensive experience in the use of intravascular ultrasound and other imaging equipment to ident... MORE →