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Alternative model to emphasize unmatched collaboration and provider autonomy to manage and improve health Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital today announced plans to form a new health system. Designed as an alternative model, this new system will foster collaboration between and among community-based and academic medical providers to effectively identify patient needs and manage the health of the communities they serve. The … more

April 19th: Teddy Bear Clinic

Posted: Apr 5, 2014 4:29 AM EST

Kids, grab your teddy bears and head on over to the Pheasant Lane Mall for some food, fun, and tips on staying healthy. Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a check-upLearn how to keep you and your teddy bear healthyFun activities for the kids and valuable health information for the whole family! Stop by the Pheasant Lane Mall located at 310 Daniel Webster Highway in Nashua, NH anytime between 12:00-3:00pm on Saturday, April 19, … more

April 16th: National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted: Apr 2, 2014 1:24 AM EST

Advance care planning, or advance directives – letting your family and caregivers know how you want your care to be conducted in the event you can't speak for yourself – is still very underutilized in the United States. National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is set aside to focus attention on the issue. This year NHDD is Wednesday, April 16 , and efforts are already underway to get folks in the healthcare sector to help spread … more

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted: Apr 1, 2014 1:20 AM EST

Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of health-related problems like injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The Center for Community Health and Wellness encourages you to take this time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. There are approximately 88,000 deaths attributable to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. This makes excessive alcohol use the 3rd … more

April is National Donate Life Month

Posted: Apr 1, 2014 12:40 AM EST

Last year alone, organ donors saved more than 28,000 lives. Another one million people received tissue transplants that helped them recover from skin loss, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss. And yet sadly, thousands more die every year waiting for a donor match that never comes. Today, we have the power to change that. Because if we all sign up, we can save each other. April is National Donate Life Month, … more

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: Apr 1, 2014 12:10 AM EST

In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it. Understanding sexual violence: Tips for parents & caregivers What is Sexual Assault? Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or attempted rape. This includes sexual touching and fondling. Statistics: 44% of victims … more

A sold out crowd of nearly 600 guests celebrated at Circle Health’s Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The event, held at the Burlington Marriott, raised over $285,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community. “Over the course of its nine year history, this event has represented a wonderful partnership between Lowell General Hospital, its … more

March 1st: Get Heart Smart Health Fair

Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:21 PM EST

Did you know that cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's Number One killer? Join us on Saturday, March 1st from 8:00am - 12:00pn (noon) for a FREE event featuring a variety of screenings that help ensure good health and learn valuable information on keeping your heart healthy. Healthy Refreshments will be provided! Available screenings include: Blood Sugar (fasting blood sugar is recommended) Blood pressure BMI/body fat … more

Circle Health, an integrated health system composed of Lowell General Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell, the Lowell Community Health Center, and its community of physicians hosted a special kickoff ceremony Thursday, January 30, 2014 to mark the launch of its project to complete a new Circle Health healthcare facility on Littleton Road in Westford, Massachusetts. The new facility will feature a variety of Circle … more

Stock Your Car For Winter Weather

Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:37 PM EST

Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid a storm! You should always know the weather conditions before you get in a car. It could save your life! With winter weather upon us, it's a good idea to stock your car with a seasonal emergency kit. Here are some recommended essentials: Blankets to keep warm. A stash of non-perishable foods and fresh water. A first aid kit. Cat litter or sand in case you need traction. Jumper … more

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