February is American Heart Month
According to the 2019 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment, the leading cause of death in Lowell in 2016 was heart disease. From 2007-2014, rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease in Lowell were higher than the state average.[i] With these numbers in mind, it is important for us to raise awareness about heart health. Throughout the month of February, the library will have books and information about keeping your heart healthy on display on the second floor. We also have binders with information about heart disease, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diet, and prevention. If you cannot make it to the library, you can find information at the websites below.
The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are required in all city buildings. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can request items for curbside pickup during our regular hours (Monday-Thursday 9-9; Friday and Saturday 9-5). To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog, fill out a request form, or call the reference desk at 978-674-4121. If you find a book particularly helpful, you can write a review or place it in the “Awesome Box” at the ground floor checkout desk.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Heart Disease Patient Education Handouts
- American Heart Month 2022 Resources for Individuals and Patients
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (National Institutes of Health) Health Topics
[i] Turcotte, David, ScD, Adejumo, Kelechi, MSc, León, Casey, MPH, and You, Kim-Judy, BSc. 2019 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment conducted on behalf of Lowell General Hospital and Greater Lowell Health Alliance. (University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2019), 40-41.