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May 2016
May 1, 2016

Is A One-Time Flu Shot A Real Possibility?

Getting a flu shot. It’s now a yearly ritual for almost 60 percent of the U.S. population. Come fall, we are bombarded with reminders to “get your flu shot,” and for good reason. In the United States alone, there are about 500,000 cases of the flu every year, with about 36,000 deaths occurring as a result. A “worldwide” or “pandemic” flu has…

May 1, 2016

Concussions: Caution Is Key

Concussions are a traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or jolt to the head. Although they range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works. For many of these injuries, the athletes never lose consciousness, yet still suffer serious damage. Concussions are often hard to recognize. A forceful hit to…

April 2016
April 1, 2016

Hospital Celebrates Connecticut's First Safe Haven Day

n Monday, April 4, several local legislators celebrated Connecticut’s first Safe Haven Day at Middlesex Hospital and its satellite Emergency Departments in Marlborough and Westbrook. The Safe Haven law, enacted in 2000, allows mothers to leave their babies, up to 30 days old, with an employee at any hospital emergency room during regular…

April 1, 2016

Middlesex Hospital Breast Surgeon Performs New Technique

RECONSTRUCTION DURING LUMPECTOMY PRESERVES NATURAL LOOK OF TISSUE. Patients who undergo breast surgery are naturally concerned about the cosmetic changes that come with it.  Leah Bassin, M.D. , a breast surgery specialist at the Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance, is now helping women who undergo lumpectomies feel more comfortable about it.…

April 1, 2016

Let Life Bloom

The month of April – a harbinger of spring, a season that brings renewed life out of the cold and dark depths of winter. New blossoms appear on flowers and trees, signifying the rebirth of beauty and a bright future. It is then fitting that the month of April has been chosen to celebrate the gift of life, through organ and tissue donation.…

April 1, 2016

Molecular Breast Imaging Extends Diagnostic Options

In January of 2015,  Middlesex Hospital  changed the face of breast imaging for its patients, with the introduction of Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) technology. At that time, Middlesex became the first and only hospital in Connecticut to offer MBI with dual-head technology. There are only 20 dual-head MBI machines available for patients…

March 2016
March 1, 2016

Middlesex Hospital Hospice Program Recognized For Care For Veterans

The Middlesex Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Program has received Level One recognition, as part of the We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a national hospice provider campaign, conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We Honor Veterans…

March 1, 2016

Cancer Center To Host Men's Health Event

The Middlesex Hospital  Cancer Center  is hosting a Men’s Health and Wellness Day on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 381 Main Street, in Middletown. This free outreach event is designed to provide access to health care and community services for those men in the Middletown area who…

March 1, 2016

Mission Moment: Providing The Best Experience Possible To Our Patients

PATIENT PROFILE – PETER PATTON “MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL SAVED MY LIFE. ” Most people would be discouraged after five hospital admissions in one year, treatment for cancer, a mysterious fungal infection, multiple drug trials and weekly blood tests. But Peter Patton recounts his year-long health struggles with a smile, and a deep sense of gratitude,…

March 1, 2016

New Physician Sets Target On Pain Management

Honghui Feng, M.D. a new pain management specialist at Middlesex Hospital, is helping patients target the sources of their chronic pain and develop the most appropriate treatment. According to the Institute of Medicine1, chronic pain in patients in the United States is responsible for $700 billion annually in medical expenses, lost income and…