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June 2017
June 1, 2017

Knowledge Is Power

Looking for a new doctor, visiting a physician’s office or preparing for surgery can be overwhelming. It may be difficult to understand what a procedure entails and the care instructions involved, and sometimes, a diagnosis can make you nervous or upset. Still, it’s your body, and it is important for you to be an active participant in the health care process.

May 2017
May 1, 2017

Skin Check: Preparing For Summer

This summer, as you prepare to head to the beach, the park, or to garden, don’t forget to use sunscreen – and reapply.

May 1, 2017

Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month

Life can be hard, and sometimes, you will need a little help. Do you know when to seek it?

May 1, 2017

Take Control of Your Asthma

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 25 million Americans have asthma: 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults. The numbers are higher in Connecticut when compared to other state averages.

April 2017
April 1, 2017

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Last month, Middlesex Hospital announced that it is now offering pasteurized donor breast milk to breastfed babies who are premature, or infants who have medical conditions such as low blood sugar or jaundice. It is an option that will help mothers until they are able to increase their own milk production, but why is breastfeeding beneficial, especially for those with more serious health conditions?

April 1, 2017

Middlesex Hospital Outlines Community Health Needs Assessment Priority

Based on data collected as part of its 2016 community health needs assessment, Middlesex Hospital has identified four priority areas that it will focus on in the coming years: mental health, substance abuse, the aging population and asthma, with added attention to social determinants of health and health equity.

March 2017
March 1, 2017

Dealing With Kidney Stones: March is National Kidney Month

Kidney stones are painful, and Dr. David Miner, chief nephrologist at Middlesex Hospital, says more people are getting them.

March 1, 2017

Battling Alzheimer's: How To Help Your Loved One

Do you know someone who confuses medications or gets lost while driving? Maybe you notice changes in their appearance or behavior? If so, it may be time for them to see a doctor.

March 1, 2017

Vaccines Boost Body's Defense System

While there is ongoing debate about whether to vaccinate children, the Middlesex Health System recognizes the importance of vaccines and continues to encourage parents to protect their children.

February 2017
February 1, 2017

It's Back...

It’s that time of year again – flu season.