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A sold out crowd of nearly 600 guests celebrated at Circle Health’s Ball for Community Health Initiatives on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The event, held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, raised over $297,000 to help fund vital health and wellness programs which benefit residents of the Greater Lowell community. “The Circle Health Ball for Community Health Initiatives has been an incredible event for ten years that … more

Beginning on April 6, Lowell General Hospital will be offering Tdap vaccine clinics open to the public on the first Monday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Hanchett Auditorium at the hospital’s main campus located at 295 Varnum Avenue in Lowell, MA. The Tdap vaccine protects adults and adolescents from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). It is especially important to be vaccinated if you have close … more

HIMSS Analytics announced Circle Health Urgent Care in Westford, WomanHealth at Lowell General Hospital Chelmsford, Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center, WomanHealth at Circle Health Westford, and Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care have achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption Model SM (EMRAM). HIMSS Analytics developed the Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model in 2012 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic … more

March 26th: Daffodils & Desserts

Posted: Mar 10, 2015 8:38 PM EST

Spring is in the Air! Please join us on Thursday, March 26th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Main Campus Dahod Lobby and Saints Campus Lobby, for the Hospital Auxiliary ’s 20th Annual  Daffodils and Desserts Day. All daffodils, desserts and gift baskets sold support the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center. Prepaid orders for daffodils are being accepted now through March 20th. To place an order in advance, please call 978-934-8499 … more

Lowell General Hospital’s outpatient   Physical Therapy and  Occupational Therapy departments moved to a newly expanded space at 43 Village Square in Chelmsford on Monday, March 2, 2015. We are so excited to offer our patients the latest in amenities — from a modern exercise space that looks like a state-of-the-art fitness center, to private treatment rooms for enhanced privacy, expanded hours for patient … more

Lowell General Hospital continues its investment in exceptional cardiovascular services with the cardiac catheterization lab in the Heart and Vascular Center . The newest procedure room, which opened on February 23, 2015 is equipped with state-of-the-art Philips technology with hi-resolution imaging and the Allura Clarity option. Clarity IQ filters out more x-ray radiation; therefore reduces radiation exposure to the patient, physician and … more

March 18th: Anger Management Training Workshop

Posted: Mar 1, 2015 11:16 PM EST

Join Tom Mayer, M.S., M.A.T., a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Management Consultant in private practice in Melrose and Medford for six consecutive Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Westford Room at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus for  Anger Management Training .  Participants in this six-session anger management workshop will learn how to utilize the principles of deep relaxation, slow breathing, constructive … more

Have Fun! Stay Safe! Winter sports can be a great way for people of all ages to add variety to exercise, meet new people, and have fun during the cold winter months. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are uniquely winter activities that nearly anyone can enjoy safely by following some a few rules. See what Dr. Bruce Cook, a Lowell General neurosurgeon, suggests about how to Practice Safe Winter Sports . Read more Winter Sports Safety Tips from … more

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: Feb 3, 2015 12:08 PM EST

Be sure your heating and dryer vents are clear from snow, never use a gas range or oven to heat your home or apartment, and never run a generator inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous. Read more from the Centers for … more

Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 2, 2015 6:56 PM EST

The first sign of coronary artery disease is calcification — calcium deposits in plaque on the inside walls of your arteries. Using a special imaging technique called high-speed CT, plaque and calcification are measured, yielding what’s called a cardiac calcium score. The higher the score, the greater the risk of having a cardiac event like a heart attack. But calcium scoring can also help prevent a heart attack. When … more

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