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November 4th: FREE Circle Home Fall Prevention Clinic

Posted: Oct 21, 2016 12:06 AM EST

If you or someone you care for is at risk of falling, consider attending an upcoming free clinic offered by Circle Home to learn more about preventing falls and staying safe. Circle Home offers these clinics at local senior centers and other sites. Educational resources are provided and nurses and therapists offer several screenings to determine one’s fall risk, and make personalized assessments and recommendations to reduce this … more

Dinner with our Docs is an opportunity for community members to meet and discuss a trending health topic with Circle Health physicians. This discussion will focus on concussions in children. Thursday, November 3rd 6:00-8:00pm Lowell General Hospital, Main Campus Clark Auditorium 295 Varnum Avenue Lowell MA 01854 Emergency Department Pediatrician, Dr. Brian Sanders, will speak on: warning signs of concussions when to visit the doctor … more

In addition to online scheduling for our Urgent Care Centers  and Mammography  services, Lowell General Hospital is pleased to provide online appointment scheduling for several of our affiliated physician practices. Now, patients can see what days and times their doctors are available, and make their appointments online 24/7.               The first group of physician practices to offer this … more

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 1, 2016 12:06 AM EST

How is Breast Cancer detected? In many cases women have signs and symptoms of breast cancer. In early stage cases women may have no symptoms at all. This is why participating in yearly screenings is very important. Symptoms to look for are: breast or nipple pain swelling of all or part of the breast nipple retraction (turning inward) skin irritation or dimpling nipple discharge (other than breast milk) redness, scaliness, or thickening of the … more

Join our FREE weekly support group for moms, which meets every Friday from 11:30am-12:30pm in the Hanchett Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus. Each week you will: Connect and share stories on balancing motherhood with other responsibilities Grow your network of local mothers This group is intended for moms-to-be and moms who are parenting during the first year of childhood. Registration is not required and babies are welcome! … more

Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Posted: Sep 12, 2016 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

Both the main and Saints campuses were recently honored with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Achievement Award. The main campus received Gold and the Saints campus achieved Silver status.     The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment … more

Lowell General Hospital was recently named a Center of Excellence in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Education and Training by the Vermont Oxford Network. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is the condition newborn babies of opioid addicted mothers are born with. When the child of an opioid addict enters the world, that newborn can develop severe signs of withdrawal, or NAS. These infants have higher rates of … more

The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital is the leading regional provider of comprehensive cancer care services to improve both the quality of life and the health status of cancer patients. Each year, the Cancer Center publishes an Annual Report  covering such topics as goals and accomplishments, quality measures, and findings from our site-specific multidisciplinary conferences. 

When someone experiences a severe heart attack, first responders and cardiologists use three words: Time is muscle. As the heart becomes starved of oxygen-rich blood, the muscles begin to die and the odds of survival begin to shrink. The Heart and Vascular Center  team at Lowell General Hospital has treated more than 1,000 such heart attacks by inserting a stent to reopen the clogged artery. … more

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