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Childbirth 101

Before attending childbirth classes at Vail Valley Medical Center Marian and Luke Cartin had a somewhat ominous outlook of the hospital. To them it was simply the clean cold white box in which people experienced some of life's most... Read More

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... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Prostate Cancer

The most common cancer among American men prostate cancer is not the deadliest one out there — lung cancer is. But when it comes to testing for prostate cancer and treating it it is one of the most complex and controversial. Because... Read More

Diet & Inflammation

Author Katie Mazzia MS RD CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. Inflammation is an important part of the healing process following an injury. It's easy to see inflammation taking place when we have an injury with the... Read More

In the Balance

Imagine the life a child could grow up to have if he or she spoke multiple languages played a musical instrument was a champion skier/rock climber/endurance runner had pen pals in 14 countries earned perfect grades ... and was so busy... Read More

Gasping for Air

Anyone who has had such a bad coughing fit that they end up gasping for air has an inkling of how serious whooping cough can be. While it may sound like an exotic or outdated disease to some it's actually on the rise ­­— particularly... Read More

Protein Busters: Building Muscle Mass

Author Katie Mazzia MS RD CDE is a nutritionist at Vail Valley Medical Center. MYTH: You need large amounts of protein to build muscle mass. TRUTH: Any excess protein beyond what the body needs is burned for energy or stored... Read More

Year One: Success

One year ago the Vail Valley Surgery Center in Edwards opened with high hopes. The vision was the beautiful new center would better serve the entire valley's medical needs offering excellent surgical treatments in a warm and friendly... Read More

Robot Joins Neonatal Nursery Team

It was a tense situation - one no new parent wants. The baby girl – though small – seemed the picture of health after birth. Then the baby began to cry and worsen before their eyes as she developed complications from her premature... Read More