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Pain Management

Pain can leave you feeling helpless, with no control and at the mercy of medications prescribed by your physician. Although your prescriptions may be effective, you might struggle with medication side effects and associated risks. 

Femia Diaz

Eufemia “Femia” Diaz still smiles with the memories of a job she had as a baker’s helper at Birkholm’s Bakery in Buellton.

“Everything tasted so good; we ate everything,” she smiles.

Healthy snacks

With a new school year officially underway, the daily task of having to come up with novel and appealing meals for your child can be challenging, especially when trying to decide what foods are a healthy option. According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, kids who eat better and move more are likely to have better attendance, improved concentration and steadier behavior, which can ultimately lead to improved overall test scores.


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids.

Erika Tamayo

When Medical Assistant Erika Tamayo goes to work at LVMC:Physician Services, she always tries to have a smile on her face.

eye scan

While Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR, might be a new concept for some, it’s a process that has been around for more than 30 years. Its creator, psychologist Francine Shapiro, discovered that shifting her eyes from side-to-side helped reduce painful thoughts and memories. She also noted that this eye movement is exactly what happens with people when they are dreaming.

parent cooking with child

With school in session and parents struggling to find interesting, healthy lunchbox choices, we have some ideas to pass along. The United States Department of Agriculture created an informative and fascinating program called MyPlate. The concept is to offer people a reminder about a healthy eating style and encourage building upon those choices from childhood to adulthood.

lompoc valley

Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Sansum Clinic announced Friday that they are in the early stages of discussions to transition ownership of Sansum’s Lompoc facility at 1225 N H St.