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  • How to Keep Kids Safe This Summer

    July 22, 2019

    By Lisa Hageman, RN Preventive Medicine Initiative Manager Backus Hospital As one of the coordinators for the local SafeKids coalition, I wanted to share some of the top summer safety tips as recommended by SafeKids Worldwide.  As we spend time on vacation visiting friends and family,  it’s a good reminder…

  • Hartford HealthCare Honors Cancer Survivors

    June 26, 2019

    Anyone who has faced a devastating diagnosis such as cancer well knows that life is too short. At Hartford HealthCare, we believe every patient is a survivor from the moment of diagnosis, even as they battle through any needed treatment or surgery. To celebrate survival and recognize National Cancer Survivors…

  • Hartford HealthCare’s David A. Whitehead Named Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion

    June 21, 2019

    The American Hospital Association (AHA) and CHA recognized David A. Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Hartford HealthCare, as Connecticut’s 2019 Grassroots Champion at CHA’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019. As the 2019 Grassroots Champion, Mr. Whitehead is being recognized for his exceptional…

  • Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

    June 12, 2019

    Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice…

  • Tallwood Men’s Health Now in Eastern Connecticut

    June 12, 2019

    The statistics say it all: Men are 1.4 times as likely as women to die from almost every chronic medical condition, and on average live five years less than women; according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Men’s Health is designed to change that by giving…

  • June is National Hernia Awareness Month

    June 06, 2019

    Did you know that nearly 1 million hernia operations are performed each year in the U.S.? Hernias are abnormal bulges created by a weakness or hole, usually in the abdominal wall or groin. A hernia can also be defined as an exit of an organ, such as a bowel, through the wall of the cavity in…

  • Coast to Coast 4 Cardiac Care Raising Funds for Heart Health at Backus Hospital

    May 28, 2019

    Join Mark Brown in his efforts to raise funds and increase awareness around the importance of heart health. Follow Mark on May 29, 2019 journey, riding up the scenic and rustic Appalachian Trail as he supports the the development of a new Heart and Vascular Center, bringing improved cardiac care to…

  • Dancing Stars Shine in Ayer Neuroscience Institute Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease

    May 13, 2019

    The stars were shining bright during the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Second Annual Stars Dancing for Parkinson’s event on May 10 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Eight amateur dancers, including a Parkinson’s patient and leaders from across Hartford HealthCare, teamed up with their professional dance partners to compete and…

  • Here Comes Pollen Season: What to Do, What to Take

    May 09, 2019

    With spring’s blooms – and grasses and flowering trees – come headaches and sinus distress for many people. Sinus pressure as a result of colds or allergies does not mean you need to see your primary care provider, though. There are a few home remedies that can help soothe your…

  • Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

    May 08, 2019

    If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which…


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