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Fun in the Sun — Health Tips for a Safe Summer

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 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

Every year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers and supervisors for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization. The Rewards and Recognition Council vote for the year’s Cupola Award recipients based on the nominees’ abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and the dimensions of Completed connected care through personal stories or specific … more

Lowell General Hospital has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The achievement recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. The verification program promotes the development of trauma centers in which hospitals not only provide the resources necessary for trauma care, but also the entire spectrum of care to address the … more

Effective Monday, January 13, The Anticoagulation Management Service (AMS) relocated from Chelmsford to 600 Clark Road in Tewksbury. Patients will enjoy a newly renovated and expanded space on the second floor, with enhanced waiting area amenities such as wireless access for patients as well as an onsite laboratory for testing needs. The new phone number for AMS is 978-323-7005.

Vein Center Receives IAC Certification

Posted: Jun 12, 2016 6:59 PM EST

The Vein Center has been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means the Vein Center  has voluntarily undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indication that the Vein Center’s … more

The mammography team, led by Rebecca Uphold, RT(M), is pleased to announce the availability of 3D (tomosynthesis) mammography across all of Lowell General mammography sites with the recent addition of this technology at the main campus and Women’s Imaging Center in North Chelmsford. Tomosynthesis  represents the state-of-the-art in screening and diagnostic Digital Mammograms  with improved accuracy for early … more

Lowell General Hospital’s paramedics team has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.   Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that … more

This May, the Emergency Medical Services team earned the Mission: Lifeline Gold Award from the American Heart Association. The award indicates that Lowell General Hospital’s paramedics have demonstrated adherence to clinical guidelines to support better outcomes for acute coronary syndrome patients. This means that our paramedics work to provide the highest standard of care for patients suffering major heart attacks. … more

Urgent Care Holiday Hours

Posted: Jun 3, 2016 10:51 AM EST

Circle Health's Urgent Care centers provide walk-in, urgent care for non-life threatening conditions and other ailments that require prompt medical attention. Circle Health Urgent Care  located at 198 Littleton Road in Westford and Lowell General Hospital Urgent Care  located at 1230 Bridge Street in Lowell will be open from 8:00am-4:00pm on the following holidays: Monday, July 4 - Independence Day Monday, September 5 - Labor Day … more

The best solution for headaches is prevention Prevention is safer, more convenient, and more beneficial to overall health Lifestyle modifications that may help include: Adequate hydration by drinking at least six eight ounce glasses of water every day and limiting caffeine intake (coffee, cola, and tea). Eat a healthy diet and avoid a drop in blood sugar by not skipping meals. Get regular exercise and maintain good posture while sitting at … more

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