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Virus going around, but children are resilient

By: Tim Sullivan, MD Pediatrician with the Norwich Pediatric Group and the Backus Hospital Medical Staff The cold and flu season isn’t even here yet, but some of us are already dealing with our little ones suffering from high fevers, sneezing and coughing.

Pack lunches with a healthier punch

The school year is only in its infancy, but if your child eats cold lunch, peanut butter and jelly might already be getting old.

Back to school means backpack safety

Tax-free week is upon us, which means many of us our flocking to the malls and stores to buy clothes and school supplies for our children. Those supplies include backpacks. After you choose a backpack, or even if you are using an older one, here are a few rules to follow so that your children can avoid, according to the Backus Rehabilitation Services Department.

Talk to your children about the Aurora movie shootings

The horrific news of the Aurora, Colorado movie shooting is everywhere. It’s the worst shooting this country has seen since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and has stirred up memories of Columbine, which occurred not far away.

Backus primary care provider offers pool safety tips

As yet another heat wave bears down on the region, people who are lucky enough to have pools will be spending lots of time in them. This is a great way to cool down, but be sure to follow safety precautions.

Be aware of fireworks danger

NORWICH – When most people think of the Fourth of July, an exciting and colorful fireworks display probably comes to...

Have fun learning about summer safety

NORWICH – Learning how to stay safe can be fun at The William W. Backus Hospital’s annual Safety Camp on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot outside the Backus Medical Office Building.

Backus Hospital to host patient safety fair

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital will host a patient safety fair on Tuesday, March 6 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-10.

Carbon monoxide detectors save lives

We've all seen the deadly impact of carbon monoxide poisoning in the news recently. Fred Potter, Coordinator of Emergency Medical Services at Backus Hospital, has unfortunately seen the devastation firsthand.

Picking the best treats for Halloween

Choosing candy that won’t add to the waistline can be difficult, especially at Halloween. With so many treats available at this time of year, navigating the candy aisle sometimes gets confusing. Backus Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, Sarah Hospod tells us to consider candy choices for both ourselves and for children.