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Category Archives: Wellness

Fighting the weekend food battles

By Jennifer Fetterley, Registered Dietitian Backus Hospital and Thames Valley Council for Community Action It’s no secret that the people...

Stress is unavoidable, but you can manage it.

Let’s face it: stress is a constant in our lives and cannot be avoided. So, stress management is the key, not stress elimination. Here are several ways to help us manage stress in our daily life.
- by Alice Facente

The e-cigarette debate

The e-cigarette debate continues, with politicians now joining the fray with efforts to ban electronic-cigarette companies from advertising their products...

Secondary prevention is crucial to combating heart disease

By: Teresa Lafleur, RN, Windham Hospital Cardiology Department Heart disease is still the number one killer in America. That’s the...

Backus to host weight loss program starting Feb. 27

(Norwich, Conn.) – The Backus Weight Loss Center will host its next Weight Loss and Wellness Program starting Thursdays Feb....

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.

Backus to host repeat forum on gastrointestinal disorders

(Norwich, Conn.) – The William W. Backus Hospital will host an encore presentation of “Calm Your Colon: Crohn’s, Colitis and...

Backus, partners target Griswold for health programs

NORWICH – The Backus Health System is partnering with local organizations to present Get Healthy, Griswold!, a new community health...

Backus to sponsor weight loss program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Weight Loss Center will host a 17-week weight loss program on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

A Safe Way to Deck the Halls

The holiday season is here, which means many people are decorating their homes with festive trees, candles and lights. To...