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February 2016
February 1, 2016

A Women's Guide To Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show that few women think heart disease is their greatest health threat. Unfortunately, it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target. The risk of heart attack and stroke increases with age. That’s especially true after menopause. But you should start protecting yourself from heart disease early. The buildup of…

February 1, 2016

New Thoracic Surgeon Joins Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance

Alicia McKelvey, M.D., a thoracic surgery specialist, has recently joined the Middlesex Hospital Surgical Alliance group of oncologic surgeons. She is a board-certified thoracic surgeon who also specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques. Since coming to Connecticut from the Philadelphia area, Dr. McKelvey relates that the experience…

February 1, 2016

Zika Virus: An Avid Traveler, And Unwelcome Guest

The Zika virus is an emerging viral infection first recognized in the Zika forest in Uganda, Africa. The virus has been highly publicized in the news lately because it has spread to the Americas since mid-2015, and is now present in South and Central America, Puerto Rico, and some Caribbean islands. It is spread by the daytime biting mosquito,…

January 2016
January 1, 2016

Madison Urgent Care Center Moves To New Location

Middlesex Hospital Urgent Care & Walk-in Medical Center in Madison has moved to a new location at 146 Samson Rock Drive in Madison – near Stop & Shop. The Hospital also has Urgent Care & Walk-in Medical Centers in Old Saybrook and Middletown. The Madison Center is open seven days a week to provide immediate treatment for you and…

January 1, 2016

Hospital Program Addresses Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is a measure of food deprivation and inadequate access to food, due to lack of money and other resources. According to Feeding America, the food insecurity rate in Middlesex County is 11.1%. Here at Middlesex Hospital, a special program last year helped to address food insecurity in the local area. Two Middlesex Hospital Family…

January 1, 2016

eConsults With Mayo Clinic Off To A Great Start

A major benefit of membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network is the ability of Middlesex providers to request eConsults with Mayo Clinic physicians. An eConsult provides a second opinion that our providers can offer to our patients in the local setting. The Mayo Clinic eConsult Process Once a Middlesex Hospital physician determines that a…

January 1, 2016

Healthy Tips: For A Summer Of Fun

Summer is here, which means lots of fun, outdoor activities. The staff at the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center would like to share some tips to make sure you enjoy your summer and stay healthy and safe! 1.  Sun Safety  – Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher “broad-spectrum” coverage…

January 1, 2016

New Stroke Support Group

Middlesex Hospital is now offering a stroke support group. The group will meet every fourth Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. until noon, in the Radiation Oncology Conference Room at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, 536 Saybrook Road, Middletown. Those who have experienced a stroke, along with their caregivers, are welcome to attend.…