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People who can identify the root causes of their migraines can work with their doctors to find the right treatments and change contributing lifestyle behaviors.

Dr. Farida Bounoua

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Dr. Farida Bounoua helps patients lose weight surgically, watching them ‘blossom’ afterward.

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Buying safe, effective sunscreen products can protect the skin from damaging UV rays and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Practicing certain healthy behaviors can effectively stimulate the brain and reduce the risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Aphasia is a language disorder that affects the way you communicate. It occurs when damage is done to parts of the brain that control language and speech.

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Preeclampsia cannot always be avoided, but there are plenty of healthy steps women can take to reduce their risk.

no buns please

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Celiac disease cannot necessarily be prevented, but it can be successfully managed and improved with the right diet and behaviors.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on COVID Comments, Vaccinations, Patient Satisfaction and Patient/Family Feedback, and Narcan (Naloxone) Distribution.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center was recently recognized by a national organization for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

Daisey winner

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Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse Anahi Fontanos, BSN, was named the July 2022 recipient of LVMC’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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Being asked to lose more weight before bariatric surgery may seem unnecessary, but doing so may reduce the risk for surgery-related complications.

Colorthon 5KI

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October 29, 2022

The Colorthon is back! Join us for some colorful fun and to help raise funds to purchase new physical therapy equipment.

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Patients who know the difference between gastric sleeve and gastric bypass can make the best possible choice if their doctors recommend bariatric surgery for weight loss.


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Knowing the ins and outs of weight-loss medications and surgeries can empower patients to choose the correct treatment when they’re ready to lose excess weight.

Vaccine Update

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Appointments may now be made at two Lompoc Health sites for children ages 6 months to 5 years to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinations will begin July 8.