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New Backus Medical Staff Directory now available

(Norwich, Conn.) – The newest edition of the Backus Hospital Medical Staff Directory is now available. The directory features nearly...

Avoid the dangers of frostbite

With temperatures dropping well below zero for the first time in recent memory, and more cold weather on the way, the dangers of frostbite hypothermia are real.

Thank you Big Y!

The Massachusetts-based grocery store chain has designated Backus Hospital as one of 19 beneficiaries of their “Partners of Hope” program,...

Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship’s quarterly educational

Don’t miss the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship’s quarterly educational dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30...

Backus physician to appear on ESPN

Anthony Alessi, MD, a neurologist on the Backus medical staff and Medical Director of the Backus Stroke Center, will be...

Jim Calhoun to speak at Backus Cancer Survivors Event

Jim Calhoun, former UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach and prostate cancer survivor, will be the keynote speaker at Backus Hospital’s Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the hospital grounds.

Living beyond cancer

Backus has a number of special events and ongoing programs geared toward those surviving cancer, including: Cancer Survivors Day When:...

Have fun in the sun, but swim safely

The heat waves keep coming, and unfortunately so do the drowning accidents. To avoid becoming the latest statistic – nationally...

A crash course on motorcycle safety

It’s like clockwork – daylight savings time comes, the weather warms up and motorcyclists quickly populate the roads of Eastern...

Boston bombing and other recent events can cause serial trauma

It started with Hurricane Sandy, with high winds and flooding tearing through the Northeast. Then there was the blizzard, which...