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The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary  presents its signature event this weekend when the 29th annual Taste of the Town brings together some of the region’s finest culinary talents for an evening of fine cuisine and amazing prizes. More than a dozen of Merrimack Valley eateries will take center stage on Sunday, October 25 beginning at 4:30pm at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in downtown Lowell. The night will also … more

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

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

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

Lowell General Hospital recognizes the importance of physical activity for seniors. Fitness programs at senior centers are a great resource and motivation for older adults to have some fun while also maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Tewksbury Senior Center offers a number of motivating fitness classes that keep their residents active and energized. To support these classes, Lowell General Hospital donated a $5,000 check in … more

A mid-summer day of golf, food and fun raised $425,000 at the 20th annual Lowell General Hospital Challenge Golf Tournament on Monday, August 24, at The International golf resort in Bolton, Mass. The donations from golfers and sponsors will support the expansion of our Intensive Care Unit on the main campus. The project will renovate former emergency room space in the hospital’s Hanchett Building … 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

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