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Understanding your Mammogram
Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. The good news is that since about 1990, the chances of surviving breast cancer are continuing to improve, probably due to early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment techniques.
Lab Hours Changing
in LVMC News
The hours for Laboratory Services at Lompoc Health – North H Center are changing slightly starting October 18.
The lab will be open 7 am to 5 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 7 am to noon on Fridays. Appointments are encouraged. The lab is located at 1225 North H St.
Toll-free Mental Health Assistance Line Available Statewide
This month includes recognition of World Mental Health Day, a special reminder about global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma of mental health.
Physician to Outline Path to ‘Gut Health for Total Body Wellness’
in LVMC News
During a free community lecture Oct. 9, Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospitalist Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan will discuss the crucial role intestines play in the immune system and overall organ health.
Children and Older Adults Most at Risk for Suffering Traumatic Brain Injuries
Most people hearing the term “TBI,” or Traumatic Brain Injury, may automatically assume the cause is a catastrophic car collision, or perhaps a fall from a ladder.
Staff Spotlight: Sherry McBride, RN, PNP
Sherry McBride has spent 49 years of her life as a Registered Nurse – and is a familiar face in Lompoc. She has been a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 45 years, many of those spent at the former Sansum clinic on North H Street. Sherry now works for Lompoc Health – North H Center.
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