Stronger together: How Eagle County’s health care workers rose to the challenge of COVID-19
The valley’s two largest health care providers, Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical, braced for the arrival of COVID-19 by stockpiling personal protective equipment before supply chains were overwhelmed and launching a system-wide high-level task force to solve logistical challenges as they arose. But when case numbers exploded locally in early March, there was no training to emotionally prepare for the reality of a novel virus that was highly contagious and deadly. Caitlyn Ngam, Ken Stephen, Julie Scales and Mark Joffrion share their personal experiences in dealing logistically and emotionally with the pandemic. Working together on the same problems, with the same goals in mind, often times with different approaches, brought Chris Lindley and Dr. Brooks Bock together — and the two organizations they represented. Colorado Mountain Medical’s merger with Vail Health in July 2019 had, on paper, already created a valley-wide health care network — but Lindley, Bock and Vail Health CEO Will Cook insist that it took a pandemic, of all things, to truly make the two providers inseparable. Each day brought new challenges, and with those challenges came spirited debates, brainstorming sessions and swift innovation. Making it to the other side of the pandemic, with the county rapidly approaching 30,000 total doses of vaccine distributed, is the light at the end of a tunnel in a trying year.
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The Role of Senescent Cells in Longevity and How to Reduce Their Impact
One key player in this aging process is the presence of senescent cells, cells that have ceased to divide and function but linger in the body, secreting harmful molecules that can lead to various age-related diseases.
Exploring the Role of NAD+ in Aging and Longevity
In the pursuit of healthy aging, scientists and researchers are delving into the intricate world of cellular function, uncovering the key to slowing down the aging process. One molecule that has captured the spotlight in recent years is Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD+), a coenzyme found in every living cell.
Hugs & Kisses for Health
Valentine’s Day is a great time to eat chocolate and write sappy love notes, but it’s important to get plenty of hugs, kisses and snuggles all year-round.