elderly man gardening with grand-daughter

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

These tips can turn gardening into an easier process for seniors who want an enjoyable, convenient way to stay active and busy as they age.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on COVID-19 vaccinations, the CDC's new mask guidance, and other COVID-19 news.

Vaccination Update

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center will be providing COVID-19 vaccinations starting on May 19 for teenagers ages 16-18 in partnership with Lompoc Unified School District.

seniors cooking

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Seniors who increase their intake of certain vitamins and nutrients can boost their energy and reduce their risk for chronic conditions.

man sleeping next to alarm clock.

Written by Hsien C. Young, MD on in Health & Wellness

Sleep is one of the great mysteries of neuroscience. Like the origin of the universe is for the astrophysicist, sleep has puzzled brilliant minds since antiquity.  Ancient Greece prayed to the sleep god Hypnos to restore their bodies and minds.  Hypnos is where we get the word hypnosis.  The Romans had their own sleep god, Somnus, from which we get the word somnolence (sleepiness).  We no longer pray to sleep gods, but we remain zealots in our desire for the restorative powers of sleep. 

rendering of lupus infection

Written by Lompoc Valley Medical Center on in Health & Wellness

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in different parts of the body. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks itself.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on COVID-19 vaccinations in our county, Nurses and Hospital weeks, and Elon Musk, among other things.

doctor examining patients skin spot

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Almost 5 million people are treated annually for skin cancer in the U.S. On “Melanoma Monday,” the American Academy of Dermatology is making a special effort to increase awareness about skin cancer.

Nurses

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6 and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

Table Salt

Written by Lindsey Arevalos, MHA, MS on in Health & Wellness

Keeping your blood pressure in a healthy range (less than 120/80) is important for keeping your heart and kidneys healthy. But what is one key thing to do in order to achieve this? You can reach that healthy range by keeping an eye on your sodium or salt intake. When you eat foods with too much salt or sodium, you retain fluid, which makes your heart work harder.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the County's tier shift, COVID-19 vaccinations, our employees of the quarter, and much more.

Man stretching while siting in front of laptop

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Good posture is important to your overall health and offers a variety of benefits including reduced back pain, increased energy, and greater confidence.

woman holding her stomach

Written by Jeremy Farnum on in Health & Wellness

Celiac disease is a digestive immune condition that can drastically affect one’s quality of life. However, once diagnosed, it can be treated and managed with dietary adjustments.

nurses in ppe

Written by William Pierce, MD on in Staff Spotlight

During Nurses Week, our Chief of Staff gives a glimpse of nursing in the Critical Care Unit.

Ringworm

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Ringworm is a skin infection that is caused by a fungus.