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Wounds, lacerations, minor burns
Sprains, fractures, dislocations
Insect bites, allergic reactions
Abscess, boils
Dehydration, nausea, diarrhea
Upper respiratory infections
Fever, cough, cold, flu
Migraines, headaches
Bronchitis, asthma attacks
Ear infections, earaches
Corneal abrasions, Pink Eye
Urinary tract infections

Go to the ER for...

Loss of Consciousness
Fainting, Sudden Dizziness or Weakness
Changes in Vision
Trouble Walking
Severe Shortness of Breath
Severe and Sudden Onset of Pain
Coughing Up or Vomiting Blood
Head Injury
Major Bone Break
Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings
Chest Pain

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Windham Hospital & Backus Hospital Doctors' Day 2019

We have 4,000 great reasons to celebrate Doctors' Day. On National Doctors' Day, we're thanking the 4,000 doctors who practice throughout Hartford HealthCare. We offer our heartfelt thanks to the doctors who practice at Windham Hospital and Backus Hospital. windhamhospital.org backushospital.org

Opioid Reversal Drug in Hospitals

The state of Connecticut is making available to hospital emergency rooms an opioid reversal drug. Hartford HealthCare's Dr. William Horgan has details.



We've got the shoreline covered.

Hartford HealthCare is now taking care of Southeastern Connecticut.




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Watch Your Step: It’s Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s May 10

They’re doctors, administrators, corporate organizers – and now they’re dancers as part of the second annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s fundraiser to benefit the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute. “I’m no dancer – I’m not even sure I have rhythm!,” said Donna Handley, president [...]

Cancer Patients Find Care at their Fingertips with MyChart Bedside

As a patient, you, believe it or not, are the most important member of your healthcare team; you know yourself best, can feel when something is not right, and have the power to ask for what you need. Through a new initiative called MyChart Bedside, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute [...]

Hartford HealthCare Has Many Reasons to Celebrate Doctor’s Day

We can’t thank our doctors enough. On National Doctors’ Day, we thank the more than 4,000 doctors within Hartford HealthCare for the exceptional care they provide, each and every day. Their skills, compassion and dedication save lives – and change lives – in more ways than we can count. We [...]

More Advanced Heart Procedures Now Available at Backus Hospital

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute continues to add more advanced procedures for cardiac patients in eastern Connecticut. Dr. Paras Bhatt, Medical Director of Electrophysiology in the East Region, inserted an implantable biventricular defibrillator in an 80-year-old patient who had ischemic cardiomyopathy (weakened heart muscle) at Backus Hospital on [...]

Men: ED Treatment Sound Too Good To Be True? It Probably is.

If you were among the 50 percent of adult males between the ages of 40 and 70 with erectile dysfunction, would you pay thousands of dollars for shock-wave treatment, which has uncertainties about long-term effectiveness and safety? Would you be concerned that it is not FDA-approved? You should be. More [...]

Rx for Health Program Adds Healthy Options for Winter Season

Thanks to a partnership with the Norwich ShopRite and United Community and Family Services (UCFS), Backus Hospital’s successful Rx for Health Program to help fight childhood obesity is now available during the winter months. Nine years ago, staff at the hospital identified obesity as a top health concern as part [...]


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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

Monday, Apr 22, 2019, 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Medicare 101: Understanding Medicare and Your Options

In this FREE educational seminar, learn more about: Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare Supplement Plans and prescription drug coverage.
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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group is for new mothers and their babies from birth to 6 months old. Registration is not required, they meet twice a week on [...]

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Freedom from Smoking - Butt Out

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health. This evidence-based, eight session program is a proven way to kick [...]


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