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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.

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Help! Guidance for the Newbie Vegetarian

At some point in the life of parenting a tween and/or teen, he or she announces they are “going vegetarian.” [...]

How Long Does it Take Flu Vaccine to Work? (And Why You Should Get One Now)

Fall means foliage and, unfortunately, flu. This year, the double-whammy of the seasonal respiratory ailment and a predicted second wave [...]

How to Control Mindless Eating While Working, or Learning, at Home

During the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, my two college-aged children found themselves suddenly back at home, taking their classes remotely from their bedrooms. I would get texts asking me to bring up some coffee “and please stay out of the Zoom.” In the mornings, I would find [...]

Hartford HealthCare Celebrates Mystic HealthCenter With Official Ribbon-Cutting

A chance of showers couldn’t keep the East Region from celebrating the the new Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter in Mystic with an official ribbon-cutting Wednesday evening. A small group of Hartford HealthCare leaders, providers and community members came together to recognize a special collaboration between Hartford HealthCare, developer David Lattizori and the town [...]

Quiet, Please! How It Can Help Stop COVID-19

Shhhhhhh! We’re trying to prevent infection here! Keeping your conversations quiet – or not having them at all! – is the latest suggestion for containing the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Jose Jimenez, a professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder who researches disease transmission, told The Atlantic that loud [...]

Helping People: One Patient, One Client, One Customer at a Time

A letter to patients from Jeffrey A. Flaks, Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer (shown above, center, with Gov. Ned Lamont, left): Dear Hartford HealthCare Patient: I hope you and those you love are healthy and safe. Connecticut continues to fare well with the coronavirus, with low rates of infection [...]

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Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020, 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Teen Childbirth Prep & Infant Care

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This is a two-session class to prepare adolescents for childbirth [...]

Thursday, Oct 01, 2020, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Surgical Weight Loss Information Webinar for Backus Hospital

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In this FREE educational video, learn more about: Surgical weight [...]

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Nurturing your Newborn- An Infant Care Class

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This class features instructions about newborn behavior, tests and [...]

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