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Fun in the Sun - Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2014 12:21 AM EST

Summer is here, which means lots of fun, outdoor activities The staff at Lowell General Hospital would like to share some tips to make sure you enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe! 1. Sun Safety Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher and "broad-spectrum" coverage against both UVA and UVB rays. Apply to all exposed skin 15-30 minutes before going outdoors and wear protective wide-brimmed … more

Local Students Receive Support to Pursue Higher Education in Field of Health Science Local community scholars Nicole Lister of Pelham, New Hampshire and Gabriella Zabbo of Dracut were named as Lowell General Hospital’s 2014 Medical Staff Scholarship recipients. Both students were recognized for their exceptional accomplishments in areas of academic, cultural, and civic efforts during their high school careers. Nicole Lister, daughter of … more

June is National Men's Health Month

Posted: Jun 1, 2014 12:22 AM EST

"Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just a man's issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, sisters, daughters men's health is truly a family issue." - Congressman Bill Richardson The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month health care providers have the opportunity to encourage … more

Lyme Disease Symptoms & Treatment

Posted: May 30, 2014 5:52 PM EST

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the … more

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital

Posted: May 16, 2014 10:53 PM EST

Lowell General Hospital celebrates the exceptional nurses who dedicate themselves to caring for others. We recognize these professionals for their ongoing commitment to our patients and the community. Nursing Excellence Awards During Nurses Week, we honor those who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. Front row, left to right Professional Practice: Bethany Belley, RN, MS2 Use of EMR … more

May 6-12th: National Nurses Week

Posted: May 6, 2014 1:30 AM EST

Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital Nurses Leading the Way Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession. They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, organizations, and the health care industry as a whole. Nurses work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. They have many roles – from … more

May 5-11th: National Sun Safety Week

Posted: May 4, 2014 12:28 AM EST

It's a fact: Overexposure to the sun can result in skin cancer later in life What are your family's risks from exposure to powerful UV rays? Consider these facts and statistics. The Dangers of UV Exposure: You can sunburn even on a cloudy day. On average, children get 3 times more exposure than adults. Concrete, sand, water, and snow reflect 85% to 90% of the sun's UV rays.  Depletion of Earth's ozone continues to increase your exposure … more

Lowell Community Health Center was recently recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork, and technology to ensure a patient-centered healthcare experience. PCMH Recognition is about building meaningful patient relationships, making healthcare easier to access, and ensuring that care … more

The VNA of Greater Lowell participates in “We Honor Veterans,” a partnership between the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The project includes identifying patients who have a military history, educating clinicians in caring specifically for veterans, recognizing and thanking veterans for their service, and collaborating with veterans’ organizations in the community. … more

Researchers estimate that one in four adults in the United States has a diagnosable mental illness. Behavioral health issues often impact a patient’s ability to manage – and can even worsen – his or her physical illness. “Some patients with a physical illness also have a mental health condition that complicates their recovery and coping skills,” says Rachel Chaddock, Executive Director of the Visiting Nurse … more

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