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More than 300 walkers and runners descended on the Mission Club Golf Course in Vandenberg Village Saturday for the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon 5K.

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Smoking and lack of physical activity are some of the top behaviors that can harm the lungs, but being aware of these risk factors can help reduce the risk for serious lung conditions.

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Epilepsy can affect anyone of any age, race, or gender. It can always be prevented, but some of its risk factors are modifiable. Knowing the risk factors of epilepsy may help some people avoid this central nervous system condition.

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Face creams, moisturizers, and makeup are some of the many skincare products that can give the skin a healthy-looking glow. However, healthy-looking skin can also be achieved naturally with behaviors such as getting quality sleep, exercising regularly, and eating fruits and vegetables.

Healthcare Quality Week

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LVMC joins hospitals nationwide in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week to bring attention to the commitment to improve healthcare quality and patient safety outcomes.

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Registration is open for the 2022 Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon 5K at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village on Oct. 29

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Knowing whether or not gum disease can spread from one person to another can help people reduce their risk for this oral condition and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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Excess weight is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Many people who take steps to lose excess weight can often avoid diabetes or reduce its symptoms.

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ADHD medications produce side effects and come with risks like any other medical treatment. Behavior therapy is a proven, effective treatment for ADHD and is ideal for those with this condition who want to avoid taking medications.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center's skilled nursing facility, the Comprehensive Care Center, is seeking applicants now for its Nursing Assistant Training Program. The program begins in November.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO Steve Popkin updates the community on COVID, vaccinations, hospital visitation restrictions, new Lompoc Health providers, and Leapfrog Value Score.

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Getting prompt medical treatment is essential to surviving cardiac arrest. Knowing what to do during an episode of cardiac arrest can reduce the risk of complications, including permanent brain damage and death.

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Multiple sclerosis cannot be diagnosed with a single test but with a series of diagnostic tests, including a spinal tap, blood testing, and MRI.

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It’s possible to live a fulfilling life with chronic kidney disease as long as the right steps are taken to manage the disease and delay its progression.

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Arthritis refers to more than 100 conditions that affect your joints and nearby tissues. These chronic conditions can often cause severe pain, making it difficult to perform everyday activities.