Code stroke team

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Last August, a 62-year-old Lompoc woman arrived at the Emergency Department showing symptoms of an ischemic stroke. She was quickly assessed and treated for stroke by medical staff.

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Colorectal cancer is becoming more common among younger people—however, there are many preventive steps that one can take

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on Vaccination clinics, Hospitalization, Vaccine Boosters, cahnges in mandates, and more.

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, also known as OMT, is a hands-on practice of diagnosis and treatment.

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The kidneys perform an amazing balancing act each day, which is why keeping them healthy is a critical part of maximizing overall wellness.

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Many Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, but buying produce based on its season can help increase nutritional value.

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People with HIV can often avoid AIDS by practicing healthy behaviors that strengthen their immune systems.

Dr. Taglia preparing for surgery

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On Sept. 20, 2021, the first robotic-assisted surgery was performed at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. The surgery was made possible by many people's hard work and collaboration. The surgical case, a bariatric (weight loss) surgery, went exceptionally well. The patient was discharged to her home the following day.

LVMC Community Update

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This week our CEO updates the community on COVID hospitalizations, Vaccination Clinics, Boosters, Case Rate/Positivity Rate, and some statistics for California.

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Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 50; however, healthy habits can help prevent the condition.

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Myocarditis is a rare heart condition that can vary greatly from person to person.

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Knowing the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for heart valve disease can empower patients to reduce their risk for this potentially fatal condition.

Sick Pregnant Woman

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Pregnant women are at a higher risk of getting an infection and passing it to their baby because their immune systems get suppressed. However, there are many ways to prevent infections during pregnancy.

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With heart health over the long term, optimizing behaviors in the younger decades is crucial.

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Certain health conditions can increase the risk of sepsis, which may be prevented by properly managing and treating the condition.