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    • 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 →
    • September 17, 2015
    • Help For Chronic Pain

    • Chronic pain hurts, not just physically, but also emotionally. But there is hope. Customized, specific interventions, as well as overall lifestyle approaches, can make an enormous difference in the quality of life of people with pain. Since chronic pain affects various aspects of a person’s life — physical, mental, emotional and social — therapists at Howard Head Sports Medicine aim to reprogram both the physical and mental realms, which, in turn, affect the emotional and social. Chronic pain ... MORE →
    • September 4, 2015
    • Vail Valley Medical Center Earns Accreditation

    • VAIL, CO — Vail Valley Medical Center recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The Joint Commission’s hospital standards address important functions relating to the care of patients and the management of hospitals. The standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts, providers, measurement experts and patients. The hospital underwent a rigorous, unann... MORE →