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Heart and Back Care in Snow Removal

Dr. Robert Sidman with information on protecting yourself - especially your heart and back - as you clear snow.

Surgical options for breast cancer patients

Backus has surgical options for breast cancer patients that aren’t offered in a community setting anywhere in Connecticut.



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Is the Worst to Come? How COVID-19 Could Upend State’s Phase 3 Reopening

The good news is that Connecticut is heralded as one of two states, with neighboring Rhode Island, experiencing a consistent decline in COVID-19 cases. The not-so-good news is the World Health Organization revelation that “the worst is yet to come.” WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the [...]

10 Tips to Keep Your Summer Entertaining Safe During COVID-19

The summer season is officially underway and whether you’re spending the Fourth of July holiday weekend at home – again! – or widening your world in some way, chances are you’ll be trying to socialize sometime soon. COVID-19 social distancing guidelines have kept us largely at home. As infection rates [...]

Fact or Fiction: 19 Hot COVID-19 Myths

Wearing a mask in public during the COVID-19 pandemic is great advice. But please don’t wear blinders when reading about the coronavirus, because a lot of the information bouncing around the Internet is inaccurate. Like these 19 COVID-19 myths: 1. You can’t catch COVID-19 unless you’re near someone infected with [...]

Virtual Health Visits Nearing 200,000 Since COVID-19. Here’s How it Works.

Telemedicine was not a new concept when the COVID-19 pandemic locked society down in March, it was simply underutilized. “I’ve been using virtual visits for several years now with my pacemaker patients,” said Dr. Steven Zweibel, system director of cardiac electrophysiology for the Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Heart & Vascular Institute. [...]

No Debate: New Study Shows How Masks Slow Spread of COVID-19

Some people fight it, but you can’t beat a mask for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in public when social distancing isn’t possible. Here’s some evidence: A study released this week in Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed healthcare journal, found that masks prevented as many as 230,000 to 450,000 COVID-19 cases [...]

Get COVID-19 Answers From an Infectious Disease Doctor

Here is an edited version of a recent question-and-answer session with Dr. Faiqa Cheema, a Hartford HealthCare infectious disease specialist for Courant.com subscribers: Q: What are the odds of a recurrence of the pandemic in the fall? A: It is very possible to see a second wave of coronavirus that may [...]


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The Latest in Robotics Technology

Backus uses the latest techniques and technology, including minimally invasive robotic
procedures, to treat a full range of general surgery conditions.



Upcoming Events

Thursday, Jul 16, 2020, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Breastfeeding Preparation

This class is for the expectant woman and her support person - Learn breastfeeding tips for success!

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020, 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Joint Replacement Patient Education - Backus Hospital

This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for surgery and [...]

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020, 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Joint Replacement Patient Education - Backus Hospital

This class is for patients who will undergo hip or knee replacement surgery, providing education on how to prepare for surgery and [...]


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