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Top 5 Stories of 2011

Backus made lots of headlines in 2011, which made picking top stories of the year particularly difficult. Read on to see the five biggest newsmakers.

Happy Holidays from Backus

You could see it in the faces of children from the Backus Childcare Center as they wrapped gifts for their...

Silk Soy Nog Cheesecake

Ah, cheesecake for the holidays. Great taste, great holiday tradition, and lots of calories. Guess again! This new version of...

Silk Soy Nog Cheesecake

Ah, cheesecake for the holidays. Great taste, great holiday tradition, and lots of calories. Guess again! This new version of an eggnog cheesecake is made with silk soy nog with about one quarter of the fat and calories. Combine that with a reduced fat crust and the result is a dessert that is still full of taste but lighter on the calories.

Backus Hospital to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program.

Backus to host seminar: “Tips for Talking with your Doctor”

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host its next Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) seminar, “Tips for Talking with your Doctor,” on Thursday, Jan. 19,

Colchester Backus Health Center welcomes new provider

COLCHESTER – Stephen Kaye, MD, has joined the healthcare staff at the Colchester Backus Health Center at 163 Broadway. He will begin seeing patients Tuesday, Jan 3.

Sweet Scalloped Potatoes

Holiday meals are a wonderful tradition, but the calories add up fast. Backus Registered Dietitian Shannon Haynes shows how to...

Sweet Scalloped Potatoes

Holiday meals are a wonderful tradition, but the calories add up fast. Backus Registered Dietitian Shannon Haynes shows how to make delicious and low-fat scalloped potatoes using a combination of red and Yukon Gold potatoes along with sweet potatoes which add a lot of vitamins to this dish. By using low-fat milk and low-fat cheddar cheese in the recipe, Shannon shows how to cut back on the calories.

Healthy Roasted Nuts

This recipe features a variety of nuts mixed with seasonings and baked to a golden brown. The result is a...