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Author | Healthy Living | February 19, 2015

Vail, Colorado: home to the United States’ biggest ski mountain, and the gateway to a winter wonderland. You want jagged peaks and pristine lakes? Got ‘em. Quiet trails and animal sightings? They’re here. Wide-open groomers and easy access? No problem. And everywhere — anywhere — there are people at play. They kick and glide and lunge and careen over the […]

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Dr. Lisa Muncy-Pietrzak | Healthy Living | February 16, 2015

Sam was 38 years old when his knees began to ache. Even getting up from a chair was uncomfortable and he found himself waking in the wee hours to take pain meds and to rub them just for a little relief. He was almost 40 and, after all, it was bound to start sometime…. Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form […]

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Douglas Mayeda, M.D. | Healthy Living | February 15, 2015

Preparation and knowledge will help alleviate any travel concerns. Ascent profile is the concept of how quickly one ascends to a certain elevation… some people with a known propensity to being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) may consider staying at a lesser elevation a night before arriving to the Vail Valley. The only prescription medication practically used with any significant evidence based literature to prevent or minimize AMS […]

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Tiffany Tyson | Focus Vail Valley , Healthy Living | August 16, 2014

Health-care providers team with Reach Out and Read Colorado to prescribe a healthy dose of literacy. A prescription for reading is just the thing many of Eagle County’s littlest patients receive when it’s time for a check up. Reach Out and Read Colorado creates book nooks in doctors’ offices throughout the state – providing a […]

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Cassie Pence | Healthy Living | January 14, 2014

It’s what consumers don’t know that should worry them about genetically modified organisms. If Carole Onderdonk has her way, Colorado will vote “yes” in 2014 to require any food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to have a label that says so. As Eagle County’s coordinator for GMO Free Colorado, Onderdonk believes consumers have the right […]

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Author | Activities , Healthy Living | December 10, 2013

ALPINE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING VAIL Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 300 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, […]

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Helena Leslie | Colorado Profile , Healthy Living , Local Spotlight | December 9, 2013

Lynne Blake’s Starting Hearts pumps CPR knowledge into the Valley. “Don’t be afraid to save a life”. It was Valentine’s Day and Lynne Blake had just returned to Vail from her honeymoon. The 27-year-old was slim, fit and happy, yet the unthinkable happened. She was in a meeting at work when she slumped in her […]

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Healthy living in the Vail Valley
ken | Healthy Living | July 27, 2012

Mountain gardens can produce bountiful vegetables Local gardening guru Lori Russell thinks its time to say bye-bye to those prima donna flower gardens. Instead, she would like to see people plant nutritious vegetables in their gardens. If you’re going to do the work, and more importantly, use the water, Russell says, you might as well […]

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ken | Healthy Living | January 3, 2012

No refined sugar! No Gummy Bears or M&Ms! And definitely no Easter Baskets brimming with “goodies” for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard team whether on the road or at home. And the team’s routine won’t waiver come February 3, 2015, at the start of the prestigious World Alpine Ski Championships slated for Vail and Beaver […]

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ken | Healthy Living | December 2, 2011

“Are you kidding me? Those are my favorite foods?” was Steve’s disbelieving response when asked if he would stop eating beef and milk products after his food sensitivity test panel showed severe reactivity to those items. This is a common response when food is implicated as the causative culprit of headaches, joint pain, acne or […]

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