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Lowell General Hospital is rolling out a new initiative that will provide outreach and support to Greater Lowell’s most vulnerable patient populations in an effort to strengthen care and reduce readmissions to the hospital. The program, called the Community Medical Home, is funded in part by a $1 million grant from Phase 2 of the state’s Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization & Transformation (CHART) Investment … more

With Flu season upon us, please see some Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu from the CDC below: The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. These good health habits may also help protect you against the flu: Try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you or your child gets sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone … more

Be A Hero! Join the Flu Fighters!

Posted: Nov 15, 2015 11:00 PM EST

It’s as predictable as the changing of the seasons. As soon as kids get back to school and the weather gets cooler, people start getting sick. This year, tell your kids that you are joining a team – the Flu Fighters! This team is full of superheroes! With a few simple steps, each member of this team can do their part to keep people healthy, and even save lives. And the more members we can recruit, the stronger this team will be. … more

A night of laughs and entertainment from professional local comedians Ralph Joyal and Michael LaPlante, both of whom underwent bariatric surgery at Lowell General Hospital, who will provide an honest understanding about living with the disease of obesity. Thursday, December 3, 2015 Clark Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's  Main Campus Program starts at 6:30pm Doors open at 5:30pm The event is FREE and open to the public. Healthy … more

The Groton Community Home Tour offers an up-close look at some of the most distinctive private homes in the area. Saturday, November 21, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm Groton Community School 110 Boston Rd, Groton MA In case of inclement weather, the Home Tour will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Again this year, the Home Tour has something to interest everyone: from an 1800’s farmhouse that masterfully incorporates historic details into … more

Turkey Trot 5k Start your weekend off on the right (or left) foot and join us for this fun and festive November race, the Littleton Turkey Trot! You can run or walk this 5k. The course goes along the quiet streets of Littleton, Massachusetts beginning at the park at 300 King Street. Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am Castle in the Trees Park / Playground 300 King Street, Littleton MA Race entry fees are $25.00 in advance for … more

On the heels of a successful kick-off event in Methuen, Circle Health is announcing its plans to sponsor five more Project Fit America programs over the next five years for schools in the Merrimack Valley. On October 13, hundreds of Methuen elementary school students cheered the kick-off of the first Project Fit America youth fitness program in Massachusetts with the help of First Lady to the Governor Lauren Baker, the mascots of the Boston … more

November 18th: Go Red For Women Casting Call

Posted: Nov 5, 2015 5:38 PM EST

The American Heart Association and Lowell General Hospital are holding a casting call for women whose lives have been touched by heart disease or stroke Go Red For Women is calling on area women to share their personal story and participate in the 2015 Go Red For Women Casting Call on Wednesday, November 18 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, in downtown Lowell. Whether you are a survivor, have … more

On October 13, hundreds of Methuen elementary students cheered the kick-off of the first Project Fit America youth fitness program in Massachusetts.  Thanks to a $17,800 grant from  Circle Health , students at the Comprehensive Grammar School have brand new indoor and outdoor equipment and a full curriculum aimed at making fitness fun. The kickoff included First Lady to the Governor … more

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

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