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in Health & Wellness

As we head into the winter season, you may want to learn more about your nose, and some good practices to keep your nose and sinuses happy this winter. Every day when you look in the mirror, there’s a facial characteristic that is front and center – your nose. But how much do you know about how your nose works? 

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in Health & Wellness

Getting struck by cupid can trigger an undeniable heart flutter, but that’s not the only heart condition that should be recognized this February. February also represents American Heart Month, a health holiday that is dedicated to raising awareness about the glaring public health threat posed by heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease.

Read on to learn more about  heart disease and how to shine the spotlight on your own heart health this month.

Ron Bellrose

in LVMC News

Congratulations to Comprehensive Care Center Plant Maintenance Employee Ron Bellrose on being selected as Employee of the Quarter!

Christina Vega

in LVMC News

Congratulations to Lompoc Health – North Third Center Registration Representative Christina Vega on being named Employee of the Quarter!

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in Health & Wellness

On February 14th this year, do more than eat a box of chocolates: Showcase your love of life by observing the 23rd annual National Donor Day. This important health holiday exists to raise awareness about organ donation, a process that is absolutely critical for the well-being of the nearly 114,000 people in the United States who are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant.

Read on to learn more about organ donation and why it is important.

Amy McConnaughey

in LVMC News

Congratulations to Financial Analyst Amy McConnaughey on being named LVMC Employee of the Quarter. Amy, who has worked at the hospital for more than four years, was lauded for exemplifying the mission and values of the hospital.

Alvin walking with Mary Cabral into sunset

in Patient Stories

Mary Silva Cabral has always been a caretaker. A lifelong hard worker, she was born 101 years ago in an old adobe home on Mail Road. 

save the date, may 15, 2020

in Foundation

It is time once again for the annual Flower Valley Golf Tournament – save the date for our 29th year! 

May 15, 2020

Grace Handlen

in Patient Stories

For many of her 59 years, Lompoc resident Grace Handlen has had her health care managed by one medical organization. Born at Cottage Hospital, her family physician, throughout the years, practiced with Santa Barbara Medical Foundation, which eventually became Sansum Clinic.

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in LVMC News

In our society, the word "diet" is often used as a four-letter-word. We usually associate diet with deprivation, giving it a negative connotation. The more accurate definition of diet is simply the types of foods and beverages consumed daily, along with the attitudes and behaviors with which they are associated.

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in Health & Wellness

February 1st-7th is African Heritage & Health Week and the first week of Black History Month. African Heritage & Health Week is the ideal time to learn more about your heritage. This week also offers a great opportunity to take a closer look at your health. Taking steps to protect your health helps your family and your community flourish.

Dr. Gul presenting donation to LVMC executives

in Foundation

Lompoc Valley Medical Center has accepted the donation of a GE Healthcare cardiovascular ultrasound from cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul.

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in Foundation

February 26, 6 - 7 pm

Presented by: Dr. Khawar Gul

Coronary heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. Come learn from Lompoc cardiologist Dr. Khawar Gul about risk factors and lifestyle changes for a healthier heart.

expectant parents reading tablet

in Health & Wellness

January is  National Birth Defects Prevention Month. While not every birth defect is preventable,  routine prenatal care can help keep your baby healthy.

Your obstetrician can determine whether your child is at risk of birth defects. He or she can also recommend lifestyle changes that support a healthy pregnancy.

patient with doctor

in Health & Wellness

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and an ideal time to schedule your next women's wellness exam. During your exam, your provider can perform valuable cervical cancer screenings, including a Pap smear.