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Vaccines, Boosters, and Additional Doses – What You Need to Know

Are you confused about getting a booster or an additional vaccine dose? Consider this information when making your decision.

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Reasons to Get a Pelvic Ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound may diagnose and treat many female conditions, including endometriosis, cervical cancer, and infertility.
Using the Plate Method for Improved Health

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be stressful. The best thing you can do for your health is to focus on a diet that contains whole, nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods.

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How To Prepare For An Upcoming CT Scan

Knowing how to prepare for a CT scan can reduce anxiety about the procedure and increase the chances of having a fast and stress-free appointment.

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12 Reasons You May Need a CT Scan

A CT scan is a widely used imaging test that can be used for various reasons, such as to diagnose and treat stomach problems, head injuries, and cancer.

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Overcoming Emotional Eating

Recognizing emotional eating patterns and finding alternative ways to manage life’s inconveniences can help create healthier eating patterns.

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Holiday Season and Eating Behavior

The holiday season can cause anxiety and guilt when it comes to eating special foods. Stay on track with your health goals by following some simple behavioral tips.

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Why Your Daily Habits Are More Important Than Any Pill

Lifestyle habits and behaviors that promote good health can often prevent disease and the need for drugs and medications.

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Understanding Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, can be an essential step toward improved health. This primer reviews the types of bariatric surgeries available at Lompoc Valley Medical Center and how they work.

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Taking Care of Your Sinuses

The sinuses play an important role in a person’s overall wellness. Here is a breakdown of how to take care of them and stay healthy.

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Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

Joint health is an important component of healthy living. Here is a primer on some of the most common joint conditions and how specific orthopedic procedures can help.

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Preparing For An Orthopedic Surgery

Making the correct preparations before orthopedic surgery can lead to faster healing and recovery and the best possible outcome.