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March 5th: Get Heart Smart Health Fair

Posted: Feb 5, 2016 11:29 AM EST

Did you know that cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s number one killer? Join us for our annual Get Heart Smart Health Fair Saturday, March 5 11:00am – 2:00pm Pheasant Lane Mall Nashua, NH There will be a variety of education tables with information on heart disease, stroke, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, nutrition, exercise and smoking cessation. There will be a FREE blood pressure screening, blood … more

Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 6:56 AM EST

The first sign of coronary artery disease is calcification — calcium deposits in plaque on the inside walls of your arteries. Using a special imaging technique called high-speed CT, plaque and calcification are measured, yielding what’s called a cardiac calcium score. The higher the score, the greater the risk of having a cardiac event like a heart attack. But calcium scoring can also help prevent a heart attack. When … more

What are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 1:00 AM EST

The American Heart Association has identified several risk factors. Some of them can be modified, treated or controlled, and some can't. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing cardiovascular disease. What are the major risk factors that can't be changed? Increasing age Male sex (gender) Heredity (including Race) What are the major risk factors you can modify, treat or control by changing your lifestyle or taking … more

February is National Heart Month

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 12:19 AM EST

A good time to take an active role in your health that can last all year long Learn about your cardiovascular health — warning signs for heart attack and stroke as well as cardiac care  — from the experts at our Heart and Vascular Center . Read Diagnosing and Treating Heart Problems Have heart hope — Read story of heart attack survival: Testimonial: Jack Fullen Learn how a pet can help keep you heart … more

This eight-week American Lung Association program gives attendees the tools needed to end dependency on smoking and improve their health and wellness. The class is offered for adults age 19 and older; and taught by a certified FFS Facilitator. Mondays, February 8th-March 28th, from 6:30-7:30pm Cost: $30. *Fee fully refunded upon completion of course. Click Freedom From Smoking®  for more information and to register.

Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Circle Health Alliance was selected as one of nearly 150 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. That brings the total to … more

In Cambodia, healthcare technology that might seem standard in the United States is often a luxury that many hospitals, particularly those treating the poor, can’t afford. Later this month, Dr. Rothsovann Yong, Lowell General Hospital Emergency Department physician, who was born in Cambodia, will join a small team of clinicians to deliver an ultrasound machine purchased by the hospital and train staff there how to use it. The ultrasound … more

Lowell General Hospital Report to the Community

Posted: Dec 31, 2015 12:24 AM EST

In this special Report to Our Community , we spotlight some of the important ways contributions by our community members have helped Lowell General Hospital’s dedicated employees and physicians provide Complete connected care. This support ? whether it is the contribution of time, funds or resources - has allowed us to expand and strengthen our programs and services and make key investments in technology, while furthering our mission to … more

The holiday season is a time of excitement and wonder. In the midst of enjoying our festivities, let's take a moment to remember those dear to us, give thanks for our many blessings and look forward to the promise of a new year. Let us stop to aid those less fortunate who may be in need of kindness and support, especially at this time. Let us give thanks to the police, firefighters, emergency and healthcare workers who make a difference all … more

Lowell General Sun Santa Raffle Sets New Record

Posted: Dec 17, 2015 11:00 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital CEO Norm Deschene was Santa for a day as a total of 47 lavish gift baskets were raffled off at the hospital’s main campus on Wednesday, December 16th in the hospital's Clark Auditorium before a spirited crowd.  The baskets, created and donated by employees of dozens of different hospital departments, ranged from hundreds of dollars in cash to trips and gifts worth thousands. “I’m blown away every … more

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