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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,

Backus health centers offer flu shots

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s health centers in Colchester, Montville, Ledyard and Plainfield are offering flu shots to the public. Call ahead of time to ensure that there is adequate supply. The Colchester number is 537-4601, Ledyard is 464-3104, Plainfield is 564-2198 and Montville is 848-1298.

Multicultural Health Fair 2011

The Backus conference rooms were packed Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29, during the third annual Multicultural Health Fair . Among the 20 countries were represented at the health fair including Honduras, Cambodia, Puerto Rico, Poland, Cape Verde, Haiti and France. The fair offered visitors a chance to learn about health issues, birth customs and end-of-life issues of the various cultures represented.

Backus nurse job fair set for Sept. 8

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital and Backus Home Health Care will host a job fair for experienced nurses Sept. 8 from 1-8 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby conference rooms.

Heart Walk Fundraiser

Backus Hospital is seeking team captains and walkers to participate in the annual Rocky Neck Heart Walk to be held Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic.

Backus nurse named Healthcare Hero

NORWICH –  A nurse at The William W. Backus Hospital will receive a Healthcare Hero Award at the Connecticut Hospital Association...

Food Policy Council Created

Backus Hospital — together with United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, F.R.E.S.H. New London, TVCCA and others — announced the creation of the New London County Food Policy Council Monday. The event, held at the Gemma A. Moran United Way Labor Food Center, was attended by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney. The council is “a partnership for food, nutrition and well being.

Patients sought for anti-coagulation study at Backus

When a blood clot forms as part of the body's normal repair process, there is little cause for alarm. But when a clot forms when it is not needed, it can have potentially significant consequences.