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August 7th: World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:31 AM EST

Join us in celebrating! This event is open to any mom who is currently breastfeeding or pregnant and planning to breastfeed. Activities include: Infant Massage The Happiest Baby on the Block® infant soothing demonstrations Crafts, games, prizes and more Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:00-8:00pm in Clark Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Babies and a support person are welcome! … more

Lowell General Hospital Recognizes Star Performers

Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:40 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital recognizes employees who exemplify the vision, standards and culture of the hospital as part of its  Star Performer of the Month program. Local employees recognized this year include: Lynne Cole of North Chelmsford was named Lowell General Hospital’s Star Performer for April . Lynne was ordained in 2012 and became a full-time chaplain at the main campus at Lowell General Hospital that same year. Lynne is a … more

July is UV Safety Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2014 12:02 PM 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

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted: Jul 1, 2014 1:08 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

To support efforts to improve its environmental sustainability, Lowell General Hospital recently became the first hospital in Massachusetts to turn food waste into water with the implementation of the EnviroPure EPW food waste decomposition system. The system, a self-contained unit resembling a large commercial dishwasher, converts food waste into water with a state-of-the art technology using mechanical processing, oxygen and all-natural … more

Fun in the Sun - Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2014 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

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health Science Local community scholars Nicole Lister of Pelham, New Hampshire and Gabriella Zabbo of Dracut were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2014 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, and civic efforts during their high school careers. Nicole Lister, daughter of … more

June is National Men's Health Month

Posted: Jun 1, 2014 12:22 AM EST

"Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, sisters, daughters men's health is truly a family issue." - Congressman Bill Richardson The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month health care providers have the opportunity to encourage … more

Lyme Disease Symptoms & Treatment

Posted: May 30, 2014 5:52 PM EST

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the … more

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital

Posted: May 16, 2014 10:53 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital celebrates the exceptional nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. We recognize these professionals for their ongoing commitment to our patients and the community. Nursing Excellence Awards During Nurses Week, we honor those who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. Front row, left to right Professional Practice: Bethany Belley, RN, MS2 Use of EMR … more

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