Saturday, February 24, 2018

UPDATE – Saturday, February 24, 2018


Middlesex Hospital has resumed providing emergency care to walk-in patients. 

It is still not receiving patients via ambulance, and the Hospital’s normal Emergency Department
location in Middletown is still closed until further notice.

Patients who visit the Hospital’s temporary Emergency Department space should drive to the main
entrance of the Hospital. At that point, a security officer will be there to greet them. The officer will
then direct them to where they need to go.

If someone is sick or injured and needs immediate attention, they should call 9-1-1. An ambulance will bring them to the next nearest emergency department. Middlesex’s other Emergency Department locations in Westbrook and Marlborough are open.

Patients are now allowed to receive visitors. Flu restrictions remain in place.

All other Middlesex Health System locations are operating as normal.



What is Neurology?

Neurology involves diseases that affect the nervous system which includes the brain, spinal cords, and nerves arising from the spinal cord and muscles. 

What does a Neurologist do?

Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as: Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke, Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, and sleep.


Helpful Resources

American Academy of Neurology's American Brain Foundation
National Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders: NINDS
Alzheimer's Dementia: Alzheimer's Association
Parkinson's Disease: Michael J. Fox Foundation
Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut
Stroke: American Stroke Association
Multiple Sclerosis: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

American Headache Society: Educational Webpage
Great relaxation downloadable audio resource from Dartmouth University
Articles on headache written by a migraine sufferer
Downloadable Headache Diary
What is behavioral treatment for chronic headaches?
International Headache Society: video podcasts on migraine headaches
Why more pain medicine for increasing headaches may be harmful



Navigating Life with Multiple Sclerosis. By Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN; Ben W. Thrower, MD; Barbara S. Giesser, MD?
Navigating the Complexities of Stroke. By Louis R. Caplan, MD
Navigating Life with Parkinson Disease. By Sotirios Parashos, MD, PhD; Rose L. Wichmann, PT; with Todd Melby
The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health. By Carolyn Bernstein, MD and Elaine McArdle


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