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    • 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 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
    • 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 →
    • June 30, 2015
    • 12 Expert Tips To Keep You Healthy This Summer

    • Dietitian Katie Mazzia, cardiologist Jerry Greenberg, MD, internist Dennis Lipton, MD, and physical therapist Todd Ward share expert advice to help you maximize your enjoyment of activities while staying strong and healthy this summer.  EAT MORE BERRIES by Katie Mazzia, MS, RD, CDE Summer is the season of blue skies, BBQs and best of all, berries! Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, acai and cranberries are powerful, tiny foods that are packed with antioxidants, natural phyto... MORE →
    • June 25, 2015
    • VVMC Construction, Remodel Set To Begin

    • After 50 years of serving our community’s residents and guests from around the world, I’m pleased to share that Vail Valley Medical Center plans to begin construction on a significant expansion and remodeling this summer. Once the Vail medical campus project is complete, the community will have an updated, highly-functional hospital that is easy to access and navigate. During this period of construction, all Vail Valley Medical Center services and specialties will remain open, including our 24-h... MORE →
    • May 21, 2015
    • High School Athletes Receive Free Physicals

    • VAIL, CO — Nearly 250 high school boys and girls received free physical exams on Saturday from volunteer physicians and athletic trainers from Vail Valley Medical Center and The Steadman Clinic. Runners, skiers, dancers, football and ice hockey players were screened for vision and hearing; heart, blood pressure and pulse; as well as general health, and all incoming freshmen received baseline testing for concussions. In addition, the student athletes and their parents received education on injury... MORE →
    • May 21, 2015
    • Head Start - Best Breakfast Foods to Fuel Your Body

    • The best way to start the day is with something healthy,” says internist Dr. Dennis Lipton. We know this intuitively, but when it comes to choosing from traditional breakfasts, which range from eggs and bacon to blueberry muffins and cereal, it’s tricky to nail down the best start. But with a little knowledge, it’s fairly simple — and can even be quite delicious! The overall goal is to obtain most of your calorie intake through unprocessed vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legume... MORE →
    • May 7, 2015
    • Happy Feet

    • For those dealing with plantar fasciitis, treatment can provide fuller, more active lives. Here in the mountains, we jam our feet into stiff ski boots, hammer them on hikes, and squeeze them into tiny climbing shoes. What are some common ailments of the active community and why is it so important to take care of our feet? “Our feet form the base of our upright existence,” explains Dr. John Paul Elton, a Harvard-trained foot and ankle specialist with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. “Whether we are wa... MORE →
    • January 5, 2015
    • VVMC Dinner Dance Raises Over $650,000 For Cardiac Cath Lab

    • VAIL, CO — Dinner, dancing and saving lives were the prevailing themes of this year’s Vail Valley Medical Center Family Dinner Dance. Over 450 generous guests of all ages gathered for the 34th annual event and through ticket sales, sponsorships and lively bidding on over 70 silent and live auction items, the event raised $664,524. All proceeds support the hospital’s new Cardiac Catheterization Lab (Cath Lab), set to open in early 2015. “It was a heartwarming evening,” says Doris Kirchner, presi... MORE →