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Step into spring with happy feet

PLAINFIELD – The William W. Backus Hospital’s next Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness and Exercise) will focus on healthy feet.

Food Policy Council grows from partnership

Arthur Lerner, Executive Director of Food: Resources, Education, Security, Health (FRESH) New London, has spent countless hours fighting to improve the community’s access to healthy food.

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.

Backus creates new support group

NORWICH – On Jan. 11 Backus Hospital will begin offering a new cancer support group that focuses on the psychological and social issues people diagnosed with cancer face. “Diagnosed with Cancer? What You Need to Know” will be held the second Tuesday of every month from 5-6 p.m. in Backus Hospital’s main lobby conference room #1.

Lose weight, enjoy life

PLAINFIELD – A new Enjoy LIFE (Lifelong Investment in Fitness & Exercise) Active Challenge program begins Thursday, Jan. 20, with an exercise variety show that includes a food demonstration by Backus Hospital dietitians, represtentatives from the Backus Weight Loss Center, Marie’s Fitness, Plainfield Curves and more.

Backus Holiday Happenings 2010

Backus Hospital is a busy place during the holiday season, and this year was no exception. The Holiday Dinner put on by the Food and Nutrition Department is always a popular event. Children from the Mary Allen Ross Childcare Center at Backus sampled holiday treats and met Santa. And Dr. Thomas Lesnik led a band of musicians and carolers throughout the hospital spreading musical cheer to our patients and staff.

2010 Pink Fair

The Backus Office of Philanthropy and Development recently held its annual Pink Fair, highlighting the many women's health resources at the hospital.