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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Ringworm

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

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

rendering on Meningitis infection

Written by Lompoc Valley Medical Center on in Health & Wellness

The bacterial or viral infection known as meningitis can kill within 24 hours, so recognizing the symptoms is critically important.

man holding his stomach

Written by Dr. Rahim Raoufi, MD on in Health & Wellness

No one likes to talk about it, but millions of people suffer from Irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease.

woman with Rosacea

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can be effectively managed with medications and healthy skincare routines.

man trying to keep his hand steady

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Parkinson’s disease is a common central nervous system disorder that causes tremors and slow movement in adults aged 60 years and older.

Minority Health Month

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

April represents National Minority Health Month. Here are a few of the many conditions that are more likely to impact Americans who members of minority populations.

people rubbing their temples

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Are you feeling worried or angry? Irritable or depressed? Are you unable to focus? You may find that you are suffering from stress.