News & Events

August 2012

New coordinator helps breast cancer patients navigate system

This year alone, it is estimated that 250,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Imagine sitting in a doctor’s office and being told that you or your loved one has breast cancer.

Backus to host blood drive

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood in the hospital’s entry-level conference rooms 1-3 at 326 Washington Street in Norwich on Friday, Aug. 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Virus going around, but children are resilient

By: Tim Sullivan, MD Pediatrician with the Norwich Pediatric Group and the Backus Hospital Medical Staff The cold and flu season isn’t even here yet, but some of us are already dealing with our little ones suffering from high fevers, sneezing and coughing.

Pack lunches with a healthier punch

The school year is only in its infancy, but if your child eats cold lunch, peanut butter and jelly might already be getting old.

Back to school means backpack safety

Tax-free week is upon us, which means many of us our flocking to the malls and stores to buy clothes and school supplies for our children. Those supplies include backpacks. After you choose a backpack, or even if you are using an older one, here are a few rules to follow so that your children can avoid, according to the Backus Rehabilitation Services Department.

‘Affiliation’ is the right word for our future

The following column from Backus President and Chief Executive Officer appeared in HospiTell, Backus Hospital’s weekly newsletter. Dear Colleagues: “Independence”...

Backus to sponsor smoking cessation program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will offer the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program focusing on group support and behavior modification beginning August 21.

Tips to avoid swine flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a re-emergence of swine flu. While the odds of contracting the...

Weight loss program begins Aug. 23

The next Backus Weight Loss and Wellness Program will be Aug. 23–Dec. 20. The 18-week program includes meetings each Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving week) from 5-6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center off Interstate 395 in Norwich. The comprehensive program includes education and support from registered dietitia

Concussion: Recognition, Rest, Recovery

Recognition. Rest. Recovery. Those are the three key words in youth sports when dealing with concussions. Backus and Dr. Anthony...