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man speaking with his doctor

Are you one of the 1 in 3 U.S. adults who has prediabetes? Chances are, you don’t even know it.

Emely Suarez

Working with Dr. David Cortese at LVMC: Physician Services, Medical Assistant Emely Suarez is getting a first-hand look at the world of orthopedic surgery.


Don’t let the warm temperatures fool you -- Fall is in full swing and it’s a great time to save some money. “How can I save money and still eat food that is healthier for me?” you ask. Easy -- By buying locally grown food and foods that are in season.

Micheal Grafton

Environmental Services Floor Technician Micheal Grafton is the kind of worker who enjoys white noise, which is a good thing considering his job.

child throat exam

It’s starting to be the time of year when head colds, sore throats, runny noses and the like are prevalent. Strep throat is a common type of sore throat for children, but not as much for adults.

caregiver and spouse

There are still some seats available for people able to attend the Lompoc Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 17. The special appreciation event includes vendor booths and resources to fit the caregiving needs of community members.

Rolanda Cordero

At one point in her life, Rolanda Cordero was headed to a career as an accountant. A chance discussion with a cousin had her switching to learning about becoming an X-Ray technician.

Joe Osegueda

Joe Osegueda is one of the many people who keep Lompoc Valley Medical Center running – from behind the scenes. A 25-year LVMC employee, Joe is a cook in the Dietary Services Department. He’s one of the dietary staff responsible for preparing patient meals, and he’s also often the person coordinating the preparation of 1,500 meals every month for beneficiaries of Meals on Wheels – a service few people realize is provided by the hospital district.