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May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2015 1:12 AM EST

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips: Seek the shade , especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Do not burn . Avoid tanning … more

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted: May 1, 2015 12:00 AM EST

Would you know a stroke if you had one? Stroke strikes FAST and you should too! Many people don't know that being able to recognize and respond to stroke symptoms can save lives. A stroke or"brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. That's why a stroke should be treated … more

Join us on Tuesdays, May 5th- June 9th, from 1:30-3:30pm This FREE six-week workshop is offered to adults of any age who are living with the challenges of one or more persistent health conditions. Learn strategies developed and tested by researchers that will help you: Set and meet personal goals Identify and try out simple techniques that can improve your quality of life Improve communication with your doctor Handle stress and learn to relax … more

May 9th: Babysitting Basics + CPR

Posted: Apr 27, 2015 11:19 PM EST

Saturday, May 9th, 9:00am-1:00pm This is a one-session course designed to help develop babysitting skills for boys and girls ages 10 to 16. The cost is $60. Topics include: basic safety issues, first-aid, growth and development, baby-sitter activities, bottle-feeding, bath time and bed time, care and handling of infants, and more. Each participant will also receive a CPR Anytime Kit to use to practice CPR as well as to use to bring home and … more

Effective Monday, April 27, 2015, Lowell General Hospital participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). The MIIS is a statewide, electronic record-keeping system (or registry) that keeps track of your immunizations (shots). This new system will help us keep complete and accurate records of the shots that you or your children get from any doctor or healthcare provider in Massachusetts. It was developed by the … more

As agencies and individuals throughout Greater Lowell work to combat the opiate epidemic facing local residents, the city is also working to tackle another substance use challenge that is growing, especially among young people in our area. The use of so-called “designer” drugs or synthetic drugs, such as bath salts, K2, Spice and many others has grown substantially over the past several years and has caused overdoses and other … more

Lowell General Hospital’s Cat Walk for CancerCare Fashion Show raised $29,700 to benefit the hospital’s Team Walk for CancerCare program. The sellout event was held at Lenzi’s in Dracut on Friday, March 27. Over 400 people enjoyed a fashion show sponsored by Ann Taylor, J.Jill, Black Box, MAC Cosmetics of the Pheasant Lane Mall and Evolution Hair Design and Day Spa. This year’s Team Walk for CancerCare will be held on … more

Amy Werner Appointed Director of Philanthropy

Posted: Apr 8, 2015 10:46 PM EST

We are pleased to announce that Amy Werner is the hospital’s new Director of Philanthropy. As director, Amy serves as an integral member of Lowell General Hospital’s leadership team. She is responsible for all aspects of Lowell General Hospital’s fundraising programs, which currently raise $3 million annually through a variety of initiatives including events, direct mail, fundraising, e-philanthropy, gifts in kind, memorial … more

March 30th: National Doctors' Day

Posted: Mar 30, 2015 8:34 AM EST

The national observance of Doctors' Day is an annual event that celebrates the many vital contributions physicians make in the communities they serve. At Circle Heath , we are proud to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work of our dedicated community of physicians and thank them for their passionate commitment to their patients and families. From primary care to advanced cancer treatments, area residents have access to some of … more

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

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