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The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare – and at Home
The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic presented everyone, including LVMC, with an unprecedented set of circumstances. Everyone – from healthcare to education to commerce — had to react without the benefit of prior experience. To say that Covid-19 has impacted healthcare delivery in the U.S. would be a complete understatement.
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For more than 30 years, we have been committed to raising money to help Lompoc Valley Medical Center purchase necessary medical equipment to expand services for our local residents. We have been an active and engaged provider of healthcare-related lectures and have worked diligently to promote enhanced access to care in the Lompoc Valley.
LVMC Awarded Gold status on Antimicrobial Stewardship Honor Roll
in LVMC News
Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received the California Department of Public Health’s highest award level for its efforts to encourage the appropriate use of antimicrobials.
LVMC Board Room Named for Outgoing Hospital Board Member
in LVMC News
The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Board Room was named Thursday in honor of outgoing Board President Raymond F. Down Jr. Mr. Down served on the Board of Directors for 47 years.
Collect and Share Your Family Health History
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new look for many families celebrating Thanksgiving this year. With health experts suggesting avoidance of large, in-person gatherings, many families will instead celebrate “Zoomsgiving” using the popular video conferencing platform or other social distance means to visit with one another.
Talking Turkey About Safe Food Preparation
Though many people complain about the feeling of being “as stuffed as a turkey,” overeating isn’t likely to land you in the Emergency Department on Thanksgiving. It’s more likely you could end up needing medical care for a common accident such as slicing your finger while carving the turkey, or burning your hand while pouring gravy.
What to Know About Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
In the US, the National Cancer Institute estimates that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. For those of African descent, the number is more startling — 1 in 5 men are projected to develop the disease.
Quitting Smoking Is Hard But Worth It
Lung cancer comes from many different sources that can trigger a mutation. Some sources come from the environment, such as exposure to Radon. Some sources are byproducts of fossil fuels. Some come from smoking cigars, cigarettes, and second-hand smoke. Knowing your surroundings and keeping your distance from potential carcinogens can help reduce the risk of contracting many different forms of cancer.
Healing Heartburn: More Important than You Think
When most people get concerned about their health, they tend to think about their risk of acquiring high blood pressure or diabetes as examples. They may focus on the potential for having a heart attack or stroke. These concerns are appropriate and justified, however, there is likely a disease that is just as common and being overlooked completely.