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Backus Pink Fair to focus on women’s health and wellness

April 12, 2013

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host the fifth annual Pink Fair on Wednesday, May 1, from 4-6 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms

This event will focus on women’s health and wellness and will include free screenings, including bone densitometry and blood pressure.  A separate dedication ceremony will honor the new Boutique at Backus, a resource for cancer patients and their families, from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Backus Medical Office Building entrance.

Other highlights include: the Backus Breast Health Patient Navigator program, which helps guide women through the healthcare system after they receive a suspicious mammogram; insurance options for women and families; complementary therapies available through the Backus Center for Healthcare Integration (CHI); healthy eating and nutrition tips from Backus Dietitians; Backus surgeons; lymphedema specialists; the latest diagnostic imaging technology; palliative care; advanced directives; Backus Home Health Care; and skin cancer screenings from Advanced Dermatology.

Registration is not required. For more information contact Genevieve Schies, Director of Development for the Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development at 860-823-6331.