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November 23, 2022
Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV, is not new. Symptoms resemble the common cold, and typically clear up in 1-2 weeks, so most years it blends in to the range of cold-weather viruses that bring us a cough and congestion.But for infants and young children, RSV can be more serious, and that’s why you are hearing about it in the news. A high rate of spread is causing a rise in pediatric hospitalizations, putting added pressure on hospitals already ...
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November 23, 2022
 To our community,Thanksgiving reminds us that even in challenging times, we have so much to be thankful for.At Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital, we are so grateful for the continued dedication and resilience of our staff — the largest collective workforce in Greater Lowell — who come to work every day and put our patients at the center of everything they do, no matter the circumstances.We also remain thankful for this community, and how yo ...
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November 18, 2022
As most American parents already know, cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common illness of childhood, are surging this year. Dr. Helen Boucher, Dean at Tufts University School of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer at Tufts Medicine, joined WCVB Channel 5 Boston to discuss how contagious it is and how to protect yourself..embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .emb ...
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November 16, 2022
Top Boston doctors debate whether students should mask up after a study found that mandates cut COVID cases in Boston-Area schools, plus talk about flu and RSV during NBC10 Boston’s weekly “COVID Q&A” series.https://www.nbcboston.com/multimedia/covid-qa-top-boston-doctors-talk-school-masking-study-flu-and-rsv/2894040/ ...
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November 15, 2022
Tufts Medical Center completed the first Bionic Eye Implant in New England. Christine now has some light back in her previously dark life. Learn more.
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November 14, 2022
 The work being done in our Cancer Center continues to have an impact around the world.Last month, an oncology nurse and speech therapist from a hospital in the United Kingdom spent a week at our Cancer Center working closely with Lowell General oncology nurse Kylie Giarrusso to learn and share best practices in the treatment of head and neck cancer patients.The visit was made possible by a five-year partnership between the Cancer Center’s Multid ...
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November 7, 2022
Tufts Medical Center patient, triathlete overcomes brain aneurysm to complete Ironman competition
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November 4, 2022
Reserve your spot for urgent care Circle Health Urgent Care has once again received the Urgent Care Association (UCA) Accreditation designation, the highest level of distinction for an urgent care center. UCA Accreditation illustrates an organization’s overriding commitment to safety, quality and scope of services.UCA Accreditation criteria includes meeting standards for governance, human resources, patient care processes, quality improvement, ph ...
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November 3, 2022
Jody White to remain CEO  Lowell General Hospital has named Amy Hoey as the organization’s president, succeeding Jody White in that role. Hoey, a Groton resident, is the first registered nurse to serve as president in the hospital’s 130-year history.White retains his Chief Executive Officer title and remains committed to the hospital and its board. He will assume an expanded role with the Tufts Medicine system, with a focus on advancing the missi ...
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November 2, 2022
 On Monday, September 26, Lowell General Hospital hosted our 25th annual Golf Challenge tournament at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsborough.This was the first time since 2019 that a golf tournament had been held to support the work of Lowell General Hospital. This year’s event sold out with a field of 144 golfers.Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and the staff at Vesper for a wonderful day! ...
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October 31, 2022
When we think of Halloween, we picture children laughing in colorful costumes, jack-o'-lanterns glowing in house windows, and buckets brimming with candy and treats. Experts warn, however, that this fun-filled night can pose safety hazards.An alternative is to throw a Halloween party and invite kids, rather than have them out on the street. If your kids will be going door-to-door trick-or-treating, however, some precautions can make the evening s ...
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October 30, 2022
 Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital offers a comprehensive Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program for women identified to be at high risk of developing breast cancer. The program is located in the Women’s Wellness Center at the hospital’s main campus at 295 Varnum Avenue in Lowell.Women are referred to the program based on an assessment score that estimates their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Every woman who has a mammogram at Low ...
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October 26, 2022
Congratulations to our 2022 Cupola Award recipients! Each year, Lowell General Hospital employees nominate managers, supervisors, and clinical leaders for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the organization. The Rewards and Recognition Council vote for the year’s Cupola Award recipients based on the nominees’ abilities to meet the hospital’s Standards of Performance and the dimensions of Completed connected care through personal st ...
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October 25, 2022
Your breast health is important It's easy to come in for a mammogram. At Lowell General Hospital, we have three convenient locations where you’ll find some of the region’s leading breast health and cancer prevention experts and the latest 3D imaging technology.Don't wait for an appointment Our Women's Imaging Center has early morning and Saturday hours for your convenience. With free parking and no referral required for a screening mammogram, it' ...
Patient Stories
October 25, 2022
 When it came time for her annual mammogram this year, Diane MacLean remembers thinking she might put it off.Though her father had recently passed away from pancreatic cancer, there was no breast cancer history in her family, and her life as a second-grade teacher at Lowell’s Bartlett Partnership School and a mother of four is busy.Then she recalled a neighbor who recently died from breast cancer in her 50s and would never meet her grandkids. So ...
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October 14, 2022
COVID-19 bivalent booster is now approved by the CDC and FDA for children as young as 5 The updated (bivalent) boosters are called “bivalent” because they protect against both the original virus that causes COVID-19 and the Omicron variant BA.4 and BA.5.Previous boosters are called “monovalent” because they were designed to protect against the original virus that causes COVID-19. They also provide some protection against Omicron, but not as much ...
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