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April 7, 2023
Read stories of patients injured in the bombing who were cared for at Tufts Medical Center, and a story of one of our nurses who was on Boylston St. when the first bomb went off
Patient Stories
April 4, 2023
Karen Dolan, a triathlete and a self-described exercise fanatic knew something wasn't right. She experienced shortness of breath and fatigue.
March 21, 2023
 In this Boston Globe letter to the editor, Tufts Medicine Care at Home Chief Medical Officer Bernice Burkarth, MD, HMDC, FAAHPM shares her perspective on end-of-life care in light of former President Jimmy Carter’s recent decision to enter hospice care. She writes, “Every time I witness a patient or family member crumple at the suggestion of hospice or palliative care, I despair over the misconception, even by my fellow health care providers, th ...
March 13, 2023
Dwelling House of Hope helps thousands of families with food, education and other resources Hundreds of families will gain access to food assistance and other resources thanks to the support of more than 500 guests at the Lowell General Hospital Ball for Community Health Initiatives, held Saturday, March 4, at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston.The event, held for the first time in three years due the pandemic, brought together Lowell General’s ...
March 8, 2023
Learn more about TeamWalk Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital’s TeamWalk for CancerCare is proud to announce that Shields Health has officially signed on as the event’s presenting sponsor for 2023. Shields and Lowell General have worked closely together for more than a decade. Shields supplies all of our hospital’s imaging services, and recently worked with our hospital and surgeons to open the state-of-the-art Surgery Center of the Merrimack ...
March 3, 2023
 Are you a grateful patient who wants to acknowledge an extraordinary physician? Doctors’ Day is celebrated annually on March 30th as a way to honor physicians for their incredible contributions to the health and wellness of our community. Join us in celebrating our medical staff by sharing stories of a physician who has made an impact on your life and consider making a donation in their honor.Go to Grateful Patients to share your story and make ...
The Healthy Podcast
March 2, 2023
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, resulting in over 850,000 deaths worldwide each year, with more than 53,000 deaths related to the disease expected to occur in the US in 2023. The irony is that colon cancer is preventable, detectable and treatable.
March 1, 2023
 Years ago, doctors may not have mentioned colorectal cancer prevention until a patient’s 50th birthday. But now, both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American Cancer Society (ACS) advise people with an average risk for colorectal cancer to begin regular screening at age 45. If you’re wondering why, here’s what you need to know. The latest guidelines News reports often focus on individual studies. Yet no single study tells th ...
February 20, 2023
 It's never too late for an expectant mom to adopt healthy habits for her baby and herself.The American Heart Association (AHA) offers some heart-healthy tips. "Pregnancy is often a pivotal time in a woman's life from both short- and long-term perspectives," said Dr. Michelle Albert, volunteer president of the American Heart Association."For some, it may be their first experience with a major medical condition, for most, it's a natural time to be ...
February 17, 2023
 Injuries and ailments are common this time of year.Circle Health Urgent Care is here for you with testing and treatment for a wide variety of medical conditions. Reserve your spot online at or walk in to any of our four locations.Care is available to children, adolescents, adult and geriatric patients. We care for infants, but if they have a fever greater than 100.4 and are less than 12 weeks old we may defer them to the emergency department. Ur ...
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