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Earlier in 2015, The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced it would cover Low Dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening for its beneficiaries. In addition, under the Affordable Care Act, as of 2015 this service is now covered by many payers. Studies have confirmed that screening patients at high risk for lung cancer with a Low Dose CT was significantly more effective than a standard chest X-ray. In short, Low … more

Urgent Care Holiday Hours

Posted: Nov 3, 2015 5:12 AM EST

Circle Health Westford  Urgent Care is located at 198 Littleton Road in Westford and Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care  is located at 1230 Bridge Street in Lowell. NEW! Holiday Hours for Westford and Lowell Locations Wednesday, November 25, 8:00am - 8:00pm (closed Thursday, November 26) Thursday, December 24, 8:00am - 4:00pm (closed Friday, December 25) Thursday, December 31, 8:00am - 4:00pm (closed Friday, January 1)

Westford Patient Service Center Expanding Hours

Posted: Nov 2, 2015 4:58 PM EST

The Patient Service Center (PSC) at Circle Health Westford  offers a full range of testing services including blood draws and specimen collection, diagnostic imaging services (X-ray and ultrasound) or electrocardiograms (EKG). Hours of Operation as of November 2 Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, 7:00am - 1:00pm

November is National Diabetes Month

Posted: Nov 1, 2015 2:03 AM EST

Diabetes doesn't stop It is 24/7, 365 days a year Diabetes is a serious disease that affects almost every part of your body and can shorten your life. Some complications you can get because of diabetes are kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, eye disease, and having to have a leg or foot amputated. If you already have diabetes, you can still do a lot to keep from getting complications from diabetes. Here are some important steps you can … more

The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary  presents its signature event this weekend when the 29th annual Taste of the Town brings together some of the region’s finest culinary talents for an evening of fine cuisine and amazing prizes. More than a dozen of Merrimack Valley eateries will take center stage on Sunday, October 25 beginning at 4:30pm at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in downtown Lowell. The night will also … more

October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when we see increased coverage of the importance of prevention, education, treatment, and fundraising for research. Although it is hard to argue the value of early detection in preventing breast cancer, there has been varied recommendations in the news around the age guidelines for screening mammograms. We asked Jill Steinkeler, MD , Director of Breast Imaging at Lowell General Hospital for her … more

Since it first opened last year, Circle Health Westford has seen a steady rise in patients as area residents have experienced Circle Health’s commitment to providing Complete connected care close to home and have taken advantage of the urgent care, primary care, women’s health and pediatric specialty clinics offered. The facility’s anchor, Circle Health Urgent Care, is designed to treat non-life threatening conditions and … more

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Diabetes Education

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 10:19 PM EST

Lowell Community Health Center  take the fight against the diabetes epidemic to the streets with its extensive outreach efforts. The Health Center’s community health workers offer blood sugar screenings, healthy cooking programs, and have recently started new pilot programs for diabetic patients to educate, solidify prevention efforts, and help those with diabetes manage their illness. … more

Turning on the oven . . . locking the door . . . writing checks . . . measuring medications . . . weighing yourself . . . setting the thermostat . . .  Imagine trying to accomplish these everyday tasks when you can’t see well. Actions that seem “simple” can become major roadblocks to independence and health for patients whose vision cannot be improved with eyeglasses, medicine or … more

Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Posted: Sep 8, 2015 10:30 PM EST

As the kids head back to school and the weather turns cooler, it also means that flu season is upon us. Most seasonal flu activity occurs between October and May, and it usually peaks between December and February. Here are some tips for keeping your family and yourself as healthy as possible during flu season: First and foremost: get a flu shot The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu … more

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