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October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when we see increased coverage of the importance of prevention, education, treatment, and fundraising for research. Although it is hard to argue the value of early detection in preventing breast cancer, there has been varied recommendations in the news around the age guidelines for screening mammograms. We asked Jill Steinkeler, MD , Director of Breast Imaging at Lowell General Hospital for her … more

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: Oct 1, 2015 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

Help Us... Help Others The Merrimack Valley Food Bank is running severely low on cereal Lowell General Hospital will be a drop-off location for the public to donate cereal from Monday, October 5th - Monday October 12th . The following locations will be have boxes to collect donations: Conference Center lobby at our Main Campus Saints Campus  lobby 10 Research Place at our Chelmsford Campus Circle Health Westford  Urgent Care Lowell … more

The Team Walk n’ Roll Motorcycle Ride will roll out for an 83-mile, police-escorted ride at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Riders will cruise across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire, starting at Indian Motorcycle of North Boston, 7 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro and stopping at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey, N.H., before turning around and returning back where they started for a lunch provided by Bianco’s Catering. The registration fee of … more

Since it first opened last year, Circle Health Westford has seen a steady rise in patients as area residents have experienced Circle Health’s commitment to providing Complete connected care close to home and have taken advantage of the urgent care, primary care, women’s health and pediatric specialty clinics offered. The facility’s anchor, Circle Health Urgent Care, is designed to treat non-life threatening conditions and … more

Are you looking for a FREE family-friendly and educational event this fall? Join us for refreshments, giveaways and activities for the kids on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00am-1:00pm in Clark Auditorium at our Main Campus, for this special event focused on health and wellness. Join our medical and health educators for a day of health promotion and family fun! This will be a perfect setting for primary care offices along with our specialist … more

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Diabetes Education

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 10:19 PM EST

Lowell Community Health Center  take the fight against the diabetes epidemic to the streets with its extensive outreach efforts. The Health Center’s community health workers offer blood sugar screenings, healthy cooking programs, and have recently started new pilot programs for diabetic patients to educate, solidify prevention efforts, and help those with diabetes manage their illness. … more

Turning on the oven . . . locking the door . . . writing checks . . . measuring medications . . . weighing yourself . . . setting the thermostat . . .  Imagine trying to accomplish these everyday tasks when you can’t see well. Actions that seem “simple” can become major roadblocks to independence and health for patients whose vision cannot be improved with eyeglasses, medicine or … more

Be Prepared for Flu Season!

Posted: Sep 8, 2015 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

Always looking for new and unique ways to support local community athletic programs, Lowell General recently supplied several first aid kits to the Chelmsford Pop Warner cheerleader and football teams. Due to the heightened number of sports injuries happening with today’s youth, Lowell General Hospital felt the first aid kits would promote safety for the teams. In addition to donating … more

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