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March 18th: Anger Management Training Workshop

Posted: Mar 1, 2015 11:16 PM EST

Join Tom Mayer, M.S., M.A.T., a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Management Consultant in private practice in Melrose and Medford for six consecutive Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Westford Room at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus for  Anger Management Training .  Participants in this six-session anger management workshop will learn how to utilize the principles of deep relaxation, slow breathing, constructive … more

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:13 AM EST

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable. Why do we need to raise awareness of colon cancer? Because: Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Colon cancer often has no symptoms at all until it's at an advanced stage. Colon cancer is 80% preventable when detected early. You can reduce your risk through regular screenings. Beginning at age 50 (or … more

March is National Nutrition Month

Posted: Mar 1, 2015 1:23 AM EST

The theme for National Nutrition Month® 2015 is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle," which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health. Each March and throughout the year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics … more

Beginning on April 6, Lowell General Hospital will be offering free Tdap vaccine clinics open to the public on the first Monday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Hanchett Auditorium at the hospital’s main campus located at 295 Varnum Avenue in Lowell, MA. The Tdap vaccine protects adults and adolescents from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). It is especially important to be vaccinated if you have … more

Have Fun! Stay Safe! Winter sports can be a great way for people of all ages to add variety to exercise, meet new people, and have fun during the cold winter months. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are uniquely winter activities that nearly anyone can enjoy safely by following some a few rules. See what Dr. Bruce Cook, a Lowell General neurosurgeon, suggests about how to Practice Safe Winter Sports . Read more Winter Sports Safety Tips from … more

March 7th: Get Heart Smart Health Fair

Posted: Feb 7, 2015 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 7 10:00am – 1:00pm 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

A Message to Our Recent Cardiac Rehab Patients

Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:04 AM EST

Lowell General Hospital takes patient privacy very seriously, and therefore has recently notified patients of a potential privacy issue. On December 10, 2014, a Lowell General Hospital employee reported a missing portable USB drive that we subsequently learned contained a limited amount of patient health information. The drive did not contain any Social Security numbers or financial information. The incident was immediately reported to our … more

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: Feb 3, 2015 12:08 PM EST

Be sure your heating and dryer vents are clear from snow, never use a gas range or oven to heat your home or apartment, and never run a generator inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous. Read more from the Centers for … more

Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 2, 2015 6:56 PM 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

Representatives from Golf Fights Cancer recently visited the main campus to present a check for $150,000 to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. The donation, raised from the 9th annual Good Guy Invitational Golf Tournament held at Vesper Country Club on October 6, 2014, supports the purchase of a PerfectPitch TM 6 Degrees of Freedom Couch for Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center. This addition to the hospital’s linear … more

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