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Prostate Cancer: Signs & Symptoms

Urologist Dr. David Crawley talks about the signs and symptoms that you need to know when it comes to prostate cancer.



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Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer [...]

5 Myths About E-Cigarettes, As FDA Considers Action

The Food and Drug Administration last week threatened a ban on flavored e-cigarettes after research showed the number of teens using the devices has reached epidemic proportions. “I’ve been asked a lot of questions about electronic cigarettes in my community nurse travels,” says Lisa Hageman, a nurse at Backus Hospital. [...]

Summer 2018: 82 High School Students Volunteered Over 6,100 Hours at Backus Hospital

The Junior Volunteer Bridge Program at Backus Hospital gives high school students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare, as well as provide services to our patients and staff. In 2018, 82 junior volunteers from 23 different towns and 18 different high schools completed a whopping 6,100 hours from the end of June through [...]

How Linear Accelerator Technology Can Reduce Cancer Treatments

More than a year after being installed, Backus Radiation Oncology’s linear accelerator is being used in new ways to help patients fight cancer. In operation since last July, the new equipment uses a higher, more targeted dose of radiation for small tumors in various parts of the body. These precisely [...]

Zero Suicide: A Push for Timely Care for People at Risk

Suicide prevention is a topic that’s very close to Patricia Hayward-Paige’s heart. The Natchaug pharmacy technician lost a close friend to suicide nearly 20 years ago. “She made an attempt and was unsuccessful,” says Hayward-Paige. “I was able to get her to a hospital and get her some help. She moved back [...]

Diabetes Patient Credits Backus Wound Care for Saving His Foot

Like many people with diabetes, Roland Bowley couldn’t feel the sore on his right foot until it got so bad a nurse said he might need to have it amputated. The disabled 63-year-old from Canterbury says he had a wound that became infected. “I just didn’t feel it until it [...]


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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

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018, 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Breast Cancer Support Group

Support for breast cancer patients and their families.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Expectant Grandparents

This class is for Grandparents only. Designed to bring expectant grandparents up-to-date with current information about pregnancy and [...]

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018, 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 [...]


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