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Take precautions to avoid injury this winter

With the snow showers in the forecast this week, it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves of winter safety measures....

Backus to sponsor weight loss program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Weight Loss Center will host a 17-week weight loss program on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

Newtown tragedy is a time to talk to your children, and assure them they are safe

The shooting in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut has been described as one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. And unlike Columbine and the Aurora, Colorado movie shootings, this massacre occurred very close to home.

On the road to better health

Through its many outreach programs, Backus has helped to bring a message of improved health and healthy choices to local...

Backus Hospital offers asthma education classes

NORWICH – Backus Hospital will host a series of four asthma education classes on Mondays Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When The Power Goes Out

Download the documents here: How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When the Power Goes Out (pdf)

Dealing with the aftermath of Sandy

With Hurricane Sandy officially behind us, the communities of eastern Connecticut now must cope with her devastation. Those left without power may be running their homes on generators while others are using chain saws to clear fallen trees.

Domestic violence affects all facets of families

Safe Futures, formerly the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut, has been providing free, confidential services to women, men and children since 1976.

The Backus Birthing Center

There will be an open house for parents-to-be at the Backus Birthing Center October 29. In addition to presentations by an Obstetrician, Pediatrician, and other clinical staff, visitors will receive an overview of the classes offered at the hospital and can take a tour of the birthing center. The event is free but registration is required. View photos from past events sponsored by the Backus Birthing Center.

Respiratory Therapist earns asthma educator certification

More than two years into a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, Backus is making strides to meet the healthcare needs of eastern Connecticut as identified by Holleran, a national healthcare research firm that conducted a needs survey of the community in 2010.