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The power of positivity

Generally speaking higher levels of optimism are correlated with everything from lower instances of the common cold to better coping skills during times of stress and hardship according to the Mayo Clinic. Researchers from John Hopkins... Read More

Understanding Women's Heart Health

This article was written by Kirsten Dobroth and originally ran in the Vail Daily on June 21 2016. In a public service announcement for the American Heart Association actress Elizabeth Banks plays a mother going through her morning... Read More

Eagle County Super Kid Davis Hermes

Just one look was all it took for Davis Hermes to determine his future: slacklining. For those not familiar with the sport, think tightrope walking on loose webbing. Add a few back flips, knee drops, chest and butt bounces, and... Read More

Snack Smarter

Just as preparation is the key to a fantastic first day on the mountain - six weeks of ski conditioning classes in the rearview and freshly waxed and tuned sticks make for a lovely inaugural day, for instance - foresight is key to... Read More

Increasing the Odds

VAIL CO — While Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the nation's leading cause of unexpected death only one out of 35 Eagle County Sheriff's Office patrol cars was equipped with an Automated External Defibrillator (DEFIB)—until now. Thanks... Read More

Grateful to Hospital

I recently delivered my third baby at Vail Valley Medical Center and want to share how happy my husband and I have been with the two birth experiences we've had here in Vail. Both times I went into labor naturally and arrived at the... Read More

Excellent Care at VVMC

This story was originally printed in the Vail Daily on May 22, 2016. I'm reaching out to express my extreme gratitude for the care provided for my dad by the staff of Vail Valley Medical Center in 2015. My dad, Gary... Read More

Slim for Survival

Holli Snyder has always exercised but maintaining an ideal weight was a challenge. Until now. Slim for Survival gave her the tools to reach her weight goal – and stay there. Slim for Survival is a new weight-loss program just for... Read More