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Shari Hurlbut

While a student at Lompoc High School in the early 1980s, Shari Hurlbut took a course that allowed her to do clerical work at the school district, at Federal Electric Co. and at Lompoc hospital.

people suffering from migraine

Unless you’ve experienced them yourself, you may not realize there are more than 10 types of migraine headaches.


Jose Castellanos

Jose Castellanos says his first “real job” was a food service worker at Lompoc’s Panda Express. The 23-year-old worked at the fast food establishment because the flexibility of hours was helpful when he was in high school and also cutting hair as a side job.

Men in a group talking

Though it’s not a statistic anyone wants to hear, the stark truth is that on average, men die about five years earlier than women.


Julie Millikan

Julie Millikan’s daughter, Natalie, was the motivation for getting her out of the house and volunteering at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

calcium rich foods

When most people hear the word “calcium,” the immediate reaction is to visualize a large glass of chilled dairy milk. For some, that may not be an appetizing way to increase the most abundant mineral in the body. Don’t worry – you can find calcium in foods like sunflower seeds, figs, edamame, tofu and even sardines.


Calcium Challenge

Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) is teaming up with American Bone Health for a “Calcium Challenge,” on June 27.

This free, interactive event will help participants get on the path to a stronger and healthier lifestyle.

If you are frequently fatigued, suffer from dry skin, have numb or tingling fingers or get muscle cramps, you may not be getting enough calcium in your diet.

Meniscus

Imagine you’re on the basketball court or soccer field. You’re moving the ball, hoping to score for your team. You make a tight pivot, twisting your knee and you feel a popping sensation and sudden sharp pain in your knee.