woman preparing a salad

Written by Hayley Esdaile on in Health & Wellness

An overall healthy diet lays the foundation for a strong immune system.

nutrition facts label

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

The concept of having “good nutrition” does not have to be an all or nothing endeavor. It doesn’t have to be hard. If you make small changes — bit by bit and bite by bite — it adds up to living well and having a positive relationship with food. Nutrition isn’t just for one demographic—food is vital to everyone, no matter our age, creed, or culture, and we can all focus on eating well to feel well.

doctor examining patient's eye

Written by Dr. Angie Song, MD on in Health & Wellness

As people say, “The eyes are the window to our soul.” However, what happens when that window looks a little aged or tired appearing?

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the status of the CCC, COVID-19 vaccine, new COVID-19 cases and positivity rate.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the status of the CCC, Covid vaccines, Covid Hospitalizations, and new Covid cases.

man getting his throat checked

Written by Maxine Carrasco-Caba on in Health & Wellness

Many medical conditions can result in Dysphagia, including stroke, dementia, respiratory illness, and more.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community about the status of the CCC, COVID-19 Vaccine distribution, and COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Snoring child

Written by Dr. Angie Song, MD on in Health & Wellness

It may be a bit unsettling for parents to hear the sounds of snoring coming from the bedroom of a small child. While there’s often no need to worry about snoring that happens occasionally, parents might want to listen in for more frequent or severe snoring. That can be the sign of a problem and disturbed breathing during your child’s sleep.

LVMC Community Update,

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week, our CEO updates the community on the CCC status, Covid Vaccines, Covid Cases and Hospitalizations, our DAISY Award Winner, and more.

February, Game Day

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

If you’re getting ready to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, be sure to follow simple tips to reduce your chances of getting or spreading COVID-19.

Thao Carey, RN

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center Registered Nurse Thao Carey has been recognized with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The prestigious international award is part of The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care provided to patients and families every day.

hands suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Though February 2 is widely known as Groundhog Day, a group of people suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory disease also mark the date. The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation created Rheumatoid Awareness Day on Feb. 2 each year, to raise awareness for the people who daily live with the pain and side effects of the disease.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO, Steve Popkin updates the community on the state of the Comprehensive Care Center, some COVID-19 facts and commentary, and the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

Ray Down

Written by LVMC on in LVMC News

When he first was asked to serve on the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board of Directors, Ray Down wasn’t that interested. But as a local banking executive, he thought it might be a good public relations move for his job.

Roger McConnell

Written by LVMC on in LVMC News

Lompoc financial adviser Roger McConnell is back on the LVMC Board of Directors after a short absence.

McConnell, who previously served for more than two decades on the board, was re-elected in November 2020.