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.
This summer, as you prepare to head to the beach, the park, or to garden, don’t forget to use sunscreen – and reapply.
Life can be hard, and sometimes, you will need a little help. Do you know when to seek it?
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.
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?
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.
Kidney stones are painful, and Dr. David Miner, chief nephrologist at Middlesex Hospital, says more people are getting them.
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.
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.