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Panera Waterford and Foxwoods to offer Pink Ribbon Bagels to Benefit Backus Hospital During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

anera Breads in Waterford and Mashantucket (Foxwoods), CT are once again inviting their customers to join the fight against breast cancer by enjoying a signature Pink Ribbon Bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

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.

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.

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

Backus conducting health survey

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will begin a phone survey July 23, part of its next Community Health Needs Assessment that includes focus groups and interviews with community leaders.

Backus and partners offer sports physicals and dental screenings

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital is partnering with United Community & Family Services and the Uncas Health District to offer sports physicals and dental screenings in Greeneville.

The Season for Sneezin’

The early unseasonably warm weather has sent pollen counts soaring. Jan Akus, MD, a member of the Backus Medical Staff,...

Nurse finds herself in patient’s role

One day she was working as clinical director of A-3, the next day she was a patient herself. This sudden turn of events occurred on Oct. 16, 2011, when Terri Biss, RN, was diagnosed with leukemia.

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,