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August 5th: Strike Out Stroke Awareness Night

Posted: Jul 5, 2015 1:07 AM EST

Join Lowell General Hospital and Genentech to Strike Out Stroke with the Lowell Spinners! Wednesday, August 5 6:00 - 9:00pm LaLacheur Park, Lowell, MA Lowell Spinners vs. Brooklyn Cyclones Game starts at 7:05pm. Enjoy a 50/50 raffle, free t-shirts, blood pressure screenings and more! F ace – does the face look uneven? A rm – does one arm droop down? S peech - does their speech sound strange? T ime – CALL 911! For more … more

Are you interested in a career in Healthcare? We are hosting a Careers in Healthcare week-long experience for high school students in the Greater Lowell area This program is open to high school students ages 15-18 years of age, looking to persue a career in healthcare. It will be held on Monday, August 3rd- Friday, August 7th, from 8:00am-3:00pm each day . And, the cost is $250 per student. Students will visit various hospital departments … more

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 12:08 AM EST

Most people don't know that kids get arthritis, too. A child's immune system is not fully formed until about age 18; so an "autoimmune" form of arthritis is especially virulent in children, compromising their ability fight normal diseases and leaving them open to complications that may affect their eyes, bone growth, etc. Juvenile arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or … more

July is UV Safety Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2015 12:02 AM EST

Are you protecting yourself from the harmful affects of UV Rays? You can protect your eyes from UV rays in two important ways: Know the dangers of UV rays. Wear proper eye protection and hats that block UV rays. Sunglasses should be worn when you are outdoors so you can protect your eyes. You should choose sunglasses that: reduce glare filter out 99-100% of UV rays protect your eyes are comfortable to wear do not distort colors. UV rays can … more

Normand Deschene, FACHE, the CEO of Wellforce, president & CEO of Circle Health, and CEO of Lowell General Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award from the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA). Each year at the association’s annual meeting, MHA publicly acknowledges one senior hospital or health system executive who exemplifies exceptional leadership and the characteristics to … more

Prevent Heatstroke Tragedies and Car Injuries

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 8:59 PM EST

It's HOT Outside and Even HOTTER Inside a Car Love Them, Protect Them: Keep Kids Safe On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles — either having been inadvertently forgotten in hot vehicles or having gotten into a vehicle on their own. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or … more

Fun in the Sun - Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2015 12:21 AM EST

Summer is here, which means lots of fun, outdoor activities The staff at Lowell General Hospital would like to share some tips to make sure you enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe! 1. Sun Safety Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and "broad-spectrum" coverage against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before going outdoors and wear protective wide-brimmed … more

June 23rd: Heart & Soles RiverWalk Program Begins!

Posted: Jun 15, 2015 10:52 PM EST

Join Lowell General Hospital down by the river and learn some important tips to staying healthy this summer. You can find our representative at the Sampas Pavilion along the Merrimack River. Enjoy a scenic walk and learn important tips to staying healthy this summer! June 23rd - August 25th Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm For more information on the health topics and exercise tips that will be covered throughout the program, as well as the … more

Local scholars Dylan Gibbons of Worcester, MA and Darrith Phan of Chelmsford, MA were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. The Medical Staff Scholarship program provides financial support to students who are pursuing higher education in the field of health science. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural and civic efforts during their … more

Five thousand walkers and volunteers at Lowell General Hospital’s 16th annual Team Walk for CancerCare held on May 31st raised $864,500 to provide services and support for local cancer patients and their families. Organizers of the Merrimack Valley’s largest single-day fundraising event expect additional donations to come in over the next few months. Many participants donned t-shirts for loved ones as they walked the 3-mile or … more

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