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If you or someone you care for is at risk of falling, consider attending an upcoming free clinic offered by Circle Home to learn more about preventing falls and staying safe. Circle Home offers these clinics at local senior centers and other sites. Educational resources are provided and nurses and therapists offer several screenings to determine one’s fall risk, and make personalized assessments and recommendations to reduce this … more

Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Posted: Sep 12, 2016 10:30 PM EST

As the kids head back to school and the weather turns cooler, it also means that flu season is upon us. Most seasonal flu activity occurs between October and May, and it usually peaks between December and February. Here are some tips for keeping your family and yourself as healthy as possible during flu season: First and foremost: get a flu shot The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu … more

Both the main and Saints campuses were recently honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The main campus received Gold and the Saints campus achieved Silver status.     The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment … more

Lowell General Hospital was recently named a Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Education and Training by the Vermont Oxford Network. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the condition newborn babies of opioid addicted mothers are born with. When the child of an opioid addict enters the world, that newborn can develop severe signs of withdrawal, or NAS. These infants have higher rates of … more

The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital is the leading regional provider of comprehensive cancer care services to improve both the quality of life and the health status of cancer patients. Each year, the Cancer Center publishes an Annual Report  covering such topics as goals and accomplishments, quality measures, and findings from our site-specific multidisciplinary conferences. 

When someone experiences a severe heart attack, first responders and cardiologists use three words: Time is muscle. As the heart becomes starved of oxygen-rich blood, the muscles begin to die and the odds of survival begin to shrink. The Heart and Vascular Center  team at Lowell General Hospital has treated more than 1,000 such heart attacks by inserting a stent to reopen the clogged artery. … more

When school starts up again, thousands of children and teenagers take to the practice field in the sport of their choice. Sports promote many positive values like fitness, sportsmanship and hard work, but unfortunately injuries are often part of the game. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year, and … more

Lowell General Hospital Named Most Wired

Posted: Sep 3, 2016 6:10 AM EST

Lowell General Hospital was named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. Most Wired Hospitals use technology for a better patient experience by improving the efficiency of care delivery and creating a new dynamic in patient interactions. These hospitals use telehealth to fill gaps in care, provide 24/7 services and expand access to medical specialists. … more

September is Prostate Health Month

Posted: Sep 1, 2016 5:41 AM EST

Prostate Health Month seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of prostate health and encourage communities to provide easily accessible prostate health screenings. Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate-related diseases (enlarged prostate, cancer, and prostatitis) as well as advocating for further research on prostate health issues are also encouraged. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in … more

September 28th: Cardiovascular Nursing Conference

Posted: Aug 28, 2016 1:43 AM EST

This program is designed to increase registered nurses' and other healthcare professionals' knowledge of current cardiovascular issues relating to the prevention and management of patients with cardiovascular disease with a focus on nursing implications for practice. It has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7.0 Contact Hours. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00am - 4:00pm Radisson Hotel & … more

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