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Use Your Head — Wear a Helmet

Posted: Feb 5, 2016 5:40 AM EST

When preparing for a day on the slopes, packing a helmet has become just as vital as the skis and snowboards. According to the National Ski Areas Association, more than 70 percent of all skiers and snowboarders are now wearing helmets, including 9 out of 10 kids age 9 and under. But while helmets go a long way to reducing the risk of head injury, they aren’t foolproof. Helmets must fit snugly and be strapped properly, and even then the … more

Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 6:56 AM 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

Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Circle Health Alliance was selected as one of nearly 150 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday. That brings the total to … more

In Cambodia, healthcare technology that might seem standard in the United States is often a luxury that many hospitals, particularly those treating the poor, can’t afford. Later this month, Dr. Rothsovann Yong, Lowell General Hospital Emergency Department physician, who was born in Cambodia, will join a small team of clinicians to deliver an ultrasound machine purchased by the hospital and train staff there how to use it. The ultrasound … more

Lowell General Hospital Report to the Community

Posted: Dec 31, 2015 12:24 AM EST

In this special Report to Our Community , we spotlight some of the important ways contributions by our community members have helped Lowell General Hospital’s dedicated employees and physicians provide Complete connected care. This support ? whether it is the contribution of time, funds or resources - has allowed us to expand and strengthen our programs and services and make key investments in technology, while furthering our mission to … more

Circle Health today released its annual request for proposals (RFP) for community health grants of up to $10,000 to be awarded this spring at the 2016 Ball for Community Health Initiatives . This year, Circle Health is seeking proposals aimed at outreach and education programs targeting a growing crisis in our communities: opioid addiction and substance abuse. Grants will be awarded to proposals focused specifically on opioid prevention, drug … more

Support TeamWalk this Holiday Season

Posted: Dec 8, 2015 12:44 PM EST

There are several ways you can support local cancer patients and the Lowell General Hospital Team Walk event this year Amazon Smile Program AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Team Walk for CancerCare every time you shop at no cost to you. When you shop at you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will … more

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

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