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March 2017
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.

February 1, 2017

Eating Right Helps the Heart

You are what you eat. You’ve heard that phrase before, and Dr. Joseph Longhitano says it really is true. You can keep your heart healthy by making smart food choices.

January 2017
January 1, 2017

New Systems Reinforces Importance of Handwashing

A new electronic hand hygiene system reinforces that handwashing is a priority for everyone at Middlesex Hospital – from the doctors and nurses to visiting families and friends.

October 2016
October 1, 2016

Asthma & Pregnancy

Having asthma does not necessarily mean having a complicated pregnancy. With proper management of asthma and appropriate medical care during the pregnancy, most women who have asthma can experience healthy pregnancies. Asthma is one of the most common diseases that can complicate a pregnancy. In some cases, a diagnosis of asthma is not made…

May 2016
May 1, 2016

"Healthy" Fast-Food Kids Meals: Parents Beware

For many parents, finding healthy fast-food meal choices for their kids, amid often hectic schedules of soccer practices, teacher conferences, and school plays, is difficult, to say the least. Although there has been some improvement in healthy meal choices for fast-food kids’ meals, said Middlesex Hospital dietitian, Ann Purcell-Murray, it…

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

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…