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NIH News: Improve Risk Assessment for Heart Disease

Posted: Apr 28, 2010 11:14 AM EST

Adding Coronary Calcium Score to Traditional Risk Factors Improves Risk Assessment for Heart Disease The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health issued a press release which states that including a coronary artery calcium score in a risk assessment for future heart disease events, such as heart attacks, provides a better estimate in some populations than a standard coronary risk factors assessment, according … more

In light of the recently publicized health condition of President Clinton, it may be helpful to understand a few things regarding heart disease and the procedures used to treat patients who developed symptoms of coronary disease. A Lowell General Hospital cardiovascular specialist, Kirk MacNaught, MD, FACC, of Merrimack Valley Cardiology provides this basic understanding of heart disease as well as the advanced treatments used for treating … more

On Sunday, February 7, a caring team of 11 doctors, nurses and medical specialists from throughout the area gathered as many medical supplies as possible and boarded a plane bound for Haiti, as part of a medical relief mission through the American College of Surgeons. The entire trip was underwritten through a generous grant from Michael and Frannie Kettenbach of the Market Basket Corporation , who also donated almost a half-ton of food for … more

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Completes Onsite Review and Confirms Enhanced Status Lowell General Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement underscores the dedication of the hospital to ensure faster access to advanced care and immediate intervention for life-threatening events. Verified … more

Hospital honored for participation in QuitWorks Smoking Cessation Program The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP) are proud to recognize Lowell General Hospital for their participation in QuitWorks. QuitWorks is a free stop-smoking service available to health care providers that helps Massachusetts smokers receive the counseling and support necessary to help … more

Lowell General Hospital has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the second annual employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Globe 100's Top Places to Work '09 magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 8. Click here to find the  report online. Produced by the same team that compiles the 22-year-old Globe 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Massachusetts, the Top Places … more

Technology Changing the Patient Experience

Posted: Sep 30, 2009 2:23 PM EST

Thanks to the newly installed Skylight Access® Interactive Patient System at Lowell General Hospital, new parents are learning tips for newborn care, hospitalized teens are accessing the Internet (with parental approval), and patients and their visitors are watching Movies On Demand. "Lowell General Hospital is proud to offer this interactive patient entertainment and education system as a free service for all patients," says … more

Area's First ‘Single-Port' Weight-loss Surgery Performed at Lowell General Advanced scarless technique also being used for gallbladder removal August 31, 2009 - Lowell, MA - Chief of General Surgery Michael Jiser, MD, performed the first single-port laparoscopic gastric banding surgery in July at Lowell General Hospital - the first community hospital in the region to employ this advanced technique in weight-loss surgery. In the … more

Radiation therapy planning and delivery improves with addition of Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital recently enhanced its radiation therapy program by introducing the Phillips Brilliance Big Bore CT Simulator. The latest investment in cancer-fighting equipment provides the most advanced imaging technology available today to assist in proper positioning and planning of radiation therapy … more

Prayer shawl ministry is a form of providing comfort and healing to others by way of a shawl which has been knit or crocheted with blessings and prayers for the person who may receive it. To support this ministry, we host a prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group, with meetings held regularly on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Learn More: Prayer Shawl Group

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