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September is Prostate Health Month

Posted: Sep 1, 2015 5:41 AM EST

Prostate Health Month seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of prostate health and encourage communities to provide easily accessible prostate health screenings. Educating about risk factors and symptoms of prostate-related diseases (enlarged prostate, cancer, and prostatitis) as well as advocating for further research on prostate health issues are also encouraged. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in … more

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Sep 1, 2015 1:43 AM EST

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. There are many types of tumors that can start in the ovaries. Some are benign, or noncancerous, and the patient can be cured by surgically removing one ovary or the part of the ovary … more

September 13th: Back to School Bicycle Safety Rodeo

Posted: Aug 13, 2015 6:31 AM EST

Join us! Sunday, September 13* 10:00am-1:00pm Target Parking Lot 181 Plain Street Lowell, MA Bring your bikes and finish the safety course for a chance to win a new bicycle! Free helmet giveaways Safety tips Obstacle course Refreshments and snacks Helmet fitting station And more! *In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the same location on Sunday, September 20, from 10:00am-1:00pm

September 11th: Cancer Survivorship Day

Posted: Aug 11, 2015 1:45 AM EST

Celebrating the Spirit of Cancer Survivors Join us for our 8th Annual Cancer Survivorship Day Friday, September 11th 5:00-8:00pm Lowell Senior Center 276 Broadway Street in Lowell This event is sponsored by the  Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital and will include: Cancer Survivor Stories Candlelight Ceremony Food Music Raffles Door Prizes and much more! For more information call Meg Lemire-Berthel, MSW at 978-937-6142. Read about … more

Over the past several weeks, you may have seen new lights being installed in key areas of the hospital. These unique lights, which are being installed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Intermediate Care (ICC), Operating Room (OR), and Decontamination rooms at the main campus, contain a special ultraviolet (UV) light chamber and air circulation mechanism made by American Green Technologies. This lighting system continuously pulls air through a … more

Dr. Matthew Katz, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology, has been recognized for his research regarding the usage of cancer-related Twitter hashtags in social media. With a goal in mind to provide patients and caregivers access to reliable health information, Katz and several colleagues from healthcare institutions throughout the country researched the usage of oncology terms, and providing valuable information and answers regarding a … more

Greatest Improvement in Stroke Care Measure Lowell General Hospital received the Coverdell Greatest Increase in Dysphagia Screening Award for large volume hospitals from the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded quality improvement collaborative administered by the DPH, … more

A Message to our Mammography Patients

Posted: Aug 5, 2015 2:16 PM EST

On June 22, 2015, Lowell General Hospital became aware of an inadvertent Mail Room error involving Mammography appointment letters, which resulted in some patients receiving two reminders: their own and another patient’s. Though the letters contain limited health information, they do not contain any Social Security numbers or financial information. The incident was immediately reported to our internal Privacy Officer. Lowell General … more

September 27th: Littleton Road Race

Posted: Aug 1, 2015 1:39 AM EST

Circle Health is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Littleton Road Race which will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 . As in previous years, there will be two races for all ages and abilities. 2:00 pm - 1 Mile Fun Run (all ages welcome) 2:30 pm - 5K Race (walkers welcome) Both races will start and finish at Fay Park, 20 Foster Street, Littleton, MA.. Registration is now open -- you can register online or by mail. For more information about … more

Effective Monday, July 20, 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

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