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Beginning on April 6, Lowell General Hospital will be offering free Tdap vaccine clinics open to the public on the first Monday of every month from 5:00-6:00pm in the Hanchett Auditorium at the hospital’s main campus located at 295 Varnum Avenue in Lowell, MA. The Tdap vaccine protects adults and adolescents from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). It is especially important to be vaccinated if you have … more

Have Fun! Stay Safe! Winter sports can be a great way for people of all ages to add variety to exercise, meet new people, and have fun during the cold winter months. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are uniquely winter activities that nearly anyone can enjoy safely by following some a few rules. See what Dr. Bruce Cook, a Lowell General neurosurgeon, suggests about how to Practice Safe Winter Sports . Read more Winter Sports Safety Tips from … more

March 7th: Get Heart Smart Health Fair

Posted: Feb 7, 2015 11:29 AM EST

Did you know that cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s number one killer? Join us for our annual Get Heart Smart Health Fair Saturday, March 7 10:00am – 1:00pm Pheasant Lane Mall Nashua, NH There will be a variety of education tables with information on heart disease, stroke, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, nutrition, exercise and smoking cessation. There will be a FREE blood pressure screening, blood … more

A Message to Our Recent Cardiac Rehab Patients

Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:04 AM EST

Lowell General Hospital takes patient privacy very seriously, and therefore has recently notified patients of a potential privacy issue. On December 10, 2014, a Lowell General Hospital employee reported a missing portable USB drive that we subsequently learned contained a limited amount of patient health information. The drive did not contain any Social Security numbers or financial information. The incident was immediately reported to our … more

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: Feb 3, 2015 12:08 PM EST

Be sure your heating and dryer vents are clear from snow, never use a gas range or oven to heat your home or apartment, and never run a generator inside a basement, garage, or other enclosed structure, even if the doors or windows are open, unless the equipment is professionally installed and vented. Do seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous. Read more from the Centers for … more

Heart CT Calcium Scoring Helps Detect Heart Disease

Posted: Feb 2, 2015 6:56 PM 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

What are the Risk Factors for Heart Disease?

Posted: Feb 1, 2015 1:00 AM EST

The American Heart Association has identified several risk factors. Some of them can be modified, treated or controlled, and some can't. The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing cardiovascular disease. What are the major risk factors that can't be changed? Increasing age Male sex (gender) Heredity (including Race) What are the major risk factors you can modify, treat or control by changing your lifestyle or taking … more

February is National Heart Month

Posted: Feb 1, 2015 12:19 AM EST

A good time to take an active role in your health that can last all year long Learn about your cardiovascular health — warning signs for heart attack and stroke as well as cardiac care  — from the experts at our Heart and Vascular Center . Read Diagnosing and Treating Heart Problems Have heart hope — Read story of heart attack survival: Testimonial: Jack Fullen Learn how a pet can help keep you heart … more

Representatives from Golf Fights Cancer recently visited the main campus to present a check for $150,000 to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital. The donation, raised from the 9th annual Good Guy Invitational Golf Tournament held at Vesper Country Club on October 6, 2014, supports the purchase of a PerfectPitch TM 6 Degrees of Freedom Couch for Lowell General Hospital’s Cancer Center. This addition to the hospital’s linear … more

Get your body moving for a chance to win a fun pack worth $300 for the whole family! We know it can be difficult to get outside during the colder months, so we created a challenge to make moving a little more fun! Simply visit  Wander Outside this Winter - CONTEST to download our tracking sheet and start logging your activities! Activities can include sledding, skiing, snowboarding, going for a walk, building snowmen or ice skating. … more

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