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    • 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 →
    • June 18, 2014
    • What Hurts More Than a Mammogram?

    • We know there’s no substitute for inner beauty. But when it comes to the external variety, women are well schooled in the “no pain, no gain” philosophy. Whether it’s huffing and puffing through a spin class or seeing stars during a bikini wax, beauty takes work. And no small amount of practice, either. So why do so many women put off or avoid getting potentially life-saving mammograms? Discomfort? Awkwardness? Last year, breast cancer survivor Geralyn Lucas visited Vail as the featured speaker... MORE →
    • June 13, 2014
    • Oh My Aching Head!

    • Anyone with a bad headache is likely mumbling the same mantra: “Make it stop!” Unlike pain elsewhere in your body, a bad headache really can’t be ignored. Headaches come in many varieties, but each fits under the umbrella of either primary – like the most common tension headache, migraine and cluster – or secondary, headaches which have an obvious cause such as hangover, head trauma, brain tumor or infection. While some primary headaches are brought on by stress or dehydration, others are hered... MORE →
    • May 20, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Is Planning For Its Future

    • If we use the old “five pounds of stuff in a three-pound bag” analogy, Vail Valley Medical Center is the stuff, and the land it sits on is the bag. Fitting existing uses, and future uses, in limited space is a goal that’s been years in the making.A few years ago, medical center officials started looking at ways the facility could better use that small parcel of property — in a neighborhood that also includes homes, lodges and the town library — as part of an ultimately-abandoned plan to use part... MORE →
    • May 11, 2014
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Named Great Place to Work

    • Becker’s Healthcare recently published its 2014 list of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare,” a compilation of hospitals and healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. For the first time, Vail Valley Medical Center (VVMC) was named to the list, honoring them for efforts to create the best workplace in the valley.“We are honored to be one of the best hospital work environemnts in the country,” said Doris Kirchner, president a... MORE →