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Lowell General Hospital’s outpatient   Physical Therapy and  Occupational Therapy departments moved to a newly expanded space at 43 Village Square in Chelmsford on Monday, March 2, 2015. We are so excited to offer our patients the latest in amenities — from a modern exercise space that looks like a state-of-the-art fitness center, to private treatment rooms for enhanced privacy, expanded hours for patient … more

Lowell General Hospital continues its investment in exceptional cardiovascular services with the cardiac catheterization lab in the Heart and Vascular Center . The newest procedure room, which opened on February 23, 2015 is equipped with state-of-the-art Philips technology with hi-resolution imaging and the Allura Clarity option. Clarity IQ filters out more x-ray radiation; therefore reduces radiation exposure to the patient, physician and … more

March 18th: Anger Management Training Workshop

Posted: Mar 1, 2015 11:16 PM EST

Join Tom Mayer, M.S., M.A.T., a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Management Consultant in private practice in Melrose and Medford for six consecutive Wednesdays, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Westford Room at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus for  Anger Management Training .  Participants in this six-session anger management workshop will learn how to utilize the principles of deep relaxation, slow breathing, constructive … 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

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

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

Lowell General Hospital is committed to improving the health and wellness of our community through targeted initiatives designed to provide education, resources and support to area residents. Leveraging vital information gained through the most recent community health needs assessment, Lowell General Hospital’s 2015 community benefit plan includes focused collaboration, development and prevention efforts in key areas like chronic … more

Keeping Your Family Healthy This Winter

Posted: Jan 23, 2015 1:46 AM EST

Cold and flu season is here — but there’s plenty we can do to help keep ourselves and our families healthy, advises Sara Diaz, MD. “Get your flu shot,” she says. “Stay home if you’re sick to prevent sharing germs with classmates or colleagues. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. And ‘catch your cough,’” she notes, referring to the technique of … more

An expanded partnership with the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center has brought the expertise of some of Boston’s top pediatric specialists to Circle Health Westford. For convenient access to pediatric specialists in areas including cardiology, gastroenterology, genetics, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and rheumatology, please call 978-937-6362. We are also pleased to announce that we now offer adult specialty … more

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