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Dr. Allen speaks on WTIC AM about a party drug known as “Molly”

After 12 Wesleyan students overdosed from taking MDMA, Dr. J. Craig Allen medical director of Hartford HealthCare partner Rushford Center, was a guest on WTIC-AM 1080 to talk about the dangers of the party drug also known as “Molly.”

Want to better understand healthcare? Ask Me 3

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Community Health Education Nurse It can be a daunting experience to navigate the health...

Let’s make 2015 an awesome year

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Community Health Education Nurse It can be quite challenging to find interesting topics to...

Connecticut Winters: Magical and Messy

Winter in Connecticut can be a fun and magical time. Images come to mind of sitting around the fireplace wrapped...

Ebola Frequently Asked Questions

October 15, 2014 As a major regional health care system, Hartford HealthCare monitors world health events for the good of...

Calm Your Mind With Walking Meditation

By Alice Facente, RN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse We all know there are many physical health benefits of...

Today’s to-do list: Do nothing

By Alice Facente, RN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse Every day I receive an email from DailyGood.org that starts...

Robin Williams suicide brings attention to depression

By Alice Facente, RN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse Depression is a serious illness, and it can happen to...

Fighting the weekend food battles

By Jennifer Fetterley, Registered Dietitian Backus Hospital and Thames Valley Council for Community Action It’s no secret that the people...

Stress is unavoidable, but you can manage it.

Let’s face it: stress is a constant in our lives and cannot be avoided. So, stress management is the key, not stress elimination. Here are several ways to help us manage stress in our daily life.
- by Alice Facente