Two jobs, 12-hour shifts, five-to-six days a week, this was the life of Marilyn Mecija for many years.
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Vernon has always been diligent about his yearly physical, but when his valve disease started to progress, doctors had to act fast.
Tom had hip replacement surgery at 7:30 a.m.; by noon he was walking; by 4:30 p.m. he was on his way home.
Shantell Pambuan, 25, was born premature at 32 weeks gestation at Community Hospital Long Beach. Weighing only 4 pounds, 5 ounces, Shantell’s lungs were severely underdeveloped.