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Thanksgiving 2022

A message of thanks

Thanksgiving reminds us that even in challenging times, we have so much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving reminds us that even in challenging times, we have so much to be thankful for.
RSV 2022

What to know about RSV and your child

Most years, RSV blends in to the range cold-weather viruses that bring on a cough and the sniffles. But RSV can be dangerous to babies and young children, and a high rate of spread this year is leading to a rise in hospitalizations across the state. Dr. Jennifer Murzycki, Chief of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, discusses what you and your family need to know to keep your young family safe. Most years, RSV blends in to the range cold-weather viruses that bring on a cough and the sniffles. But RSV can be dangerous to babies and young children, and a high rate of spread this year is leading to a rise in hospitalizations across the state. Dr. Jennifer Murzycki, Chief of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, discusses what you and your family need to know to keep your young family safe.
2022 Urgent Care Association Accredited Urgent Care Center

Circle Health Urgent Care re-accredited by UCA

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. 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.
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Know Your Risk: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that we have a unique program that assesses breast cancer risk right at your screening mammogram? This is a benefit that you normally don’t find in a community hospital setting, and is a testament to Lowell General Hospital’s commitment to women’s health and cancer prevention. Did you know that we have a unique program that assesses breast cancer risk right at your screening mammogram? This is a benefit that you normally don’t find in a community hospital setting, and is a testament to Lowell General Hospital’s commitment to women’s health and cancer prevention.
COVID-19 Bivalent Booster box and vial

Doctors discuss how much protection new COVID boosters provide

New, updated COVID-19 boosters are rolling out across Massachusetts. Boston Medical Center infectious disease specialist Dr. Sabrina Assoumou and Tufts Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron explain what's different about these new boosters and how much protection they offer. New, updated COVID-19 boosters are rolling out across Massachusetts. Boston Medical Center infectious disease specialist Dr. Sabrina Assoumou and Tufts Medical Center epidemiologist Dr. Shira Doron explain what's different about these new boosters and how much protection they offer.
Dr. Rao and gut health patient

WCVB’s Health Hub: It’s All About the Gut

Gerry Ferretti, of Chelmsford, eats well and teaches exercise classes, but for years she struggled to reach her weight goals and wrestled with stomach issues. That all changed when she met Dr. Supriya Rao, a Lowell General gastroenterologist who set Ferretti on path that went beyond medication. Gerry Ferretti, of Chelmsford, eats well and teaches exercise classes, but for years she struggled to reach her weight goals and wrestled with stomach issues. That all changed when she met Dr. Supriya Rao, a Lowell General gastroenterologist who set Ferretti on path that went beyond medication.
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Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

High temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, and we urge everyone to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses like dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by seeking shelter in air conditioning and limiting sun exposure and outside activity. An Emergency Cooling Center is Open at the Lowell Senior Center. High temperatures are expected to continue through the weekend, and we urge everyone to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses like dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by seeking shelter in air conditioning and limiting sun exposure and outside activity. An Emergency Cooling Center is Open at the Lowell Senior Center.
Lowell Sun 2022 Best Readers' Choice Seal

Congratulations to Lowell Sun 2022 Readers’ Choice winners

The Lowell Sun recently released its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards issue. The Sun ballot is housed on its website LowellSun.com for locals to vote for their favorites within Lowell and surrounding communities. The Lowell Sun recently released its 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards issue. The Sun ballot is housed on its website LowellSun.com for locals to vote for their favorites within Lowell and surrounding communities.
COVID vaccine for 6 months to age 5

COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Children Under Age 5

Both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available locally for children ages 6 months through 5 years of age via the state-run vaccine clinic being operated by Cataldo Ambulance at the Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus located at One Hospital Drive in Lowell. Cataldo will be adding more days in order to accommodate the increased demand. Appointments can be made by visiting: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/lowellcataldo Both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are available locally for children ages 6 months through 5 years of age via the state-run vaccine clinic being operated by Cataldo Ambulance at the Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus located at One Hospital Drive in Lowell. Cataldo will be adding more days in order to accommodate the increased demand. Appointments can be made by visiting: https://home.color.com/vaccine/register/lowellcataldo
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Important Vaccine Update: Second Booster Dose

This week the FDA authorized and the CDC issued a recommendation for a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals older than 50 and for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, to be given four months after the prior dose. This week the FDA authorized and the CDC issued a recommendation for a second booster dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals older than 50 and for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, to be given four months after the prior dose.
FYH, Spring 2022

Read our Spring 2022 issue of For Your Health magazine

"For Your Health" is Lowell General Hospital's award-winning magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions. "For Your Health" is Lowell General Hospital's award-winning magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions.
Tufts Medicine

Wellforce Announces Name Change to Tufts Medicine

Wellforce, the high quality, integrated Massachusetts health system, announced today it will be uniting its member organizations under a new name – Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine includes Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Home Health Foundation and a network of more than 2,000 physicians. Local hospitals within the system will operate under their respective names in conjunction with the Tufts Medicine name. Wellforce, the high quality, integrated Massachusetts health system, announced today it will be uniting its member organizations under a new name – Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine includes Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, Home Health Foundation and a network of more than 2,000 physicians. Local hospitals within the system will operate under their respective names in conjunction with the Tufts Medicine name.