It’s something most of us would prefer not to think about. We seem to plan so many aspects of our lives, yet when it comes to health care decision making and end-of-life decisions, we would rather avoid the issue. Few people take a proactive approach to their medical decision-making -- perhaps because getting sick is a fear for many of us, and ignoring such a thought makes it feel less likely to happen. Whatever the reason, as a medical social worker, I find that more patients don’t have an Advanced Directive than do.
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Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm in Ocean's Seven Cafe
Radiation therapy has played an important role in the treatment of cancer for more than a century. Technology has improved throughout the years and the delivery of radiation has become more precise. Dr. Tait and other radiation oncologists are now able to deliver higher doses of radiation more safely. Dr. Tait will speak about how advancements in radiation therapy ultimately reduce treatment-related side effects and improve cancer survival.
Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is now offering an Outpatient Lactation Service available to all breastfeeding mothers. Appointments may be made at Lompoc Valley Medical Center:Hospital, 1515 E. Ocean Ave. The service, by appointment, is available to all breastfeeding mothers, regardless of where the baby was delivered.