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Food Safety Tips for Picnics and BBQs

by Brenda Viens RD-N Roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick annually from the food they...

So Many Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep used to be a nice target to aim for, but until recently no one really...

Local child leaves legacy of love

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse A wise physician once said, “The best medicine for...

Backus, local legislators hold press conference on Safe Havens Day

State Senator Cathy Osten, (D-Sprague) spoke about the Safe Havens law during a press conference outside of the Emergency Department at Backus Hospital Monday morning. April 4th is Safe Haven Day in Connecticut! The Safe Havens law is set up so mothers or family members may bring a newborn to any CT hospital emergency department within 30 days of birth to relinquish custody, with no fear of prosecution.

Backus Hospital, Shop Rite partner on healthy foods in the New Year

NORWICH – A new partnership between Backus Hospital and ShopRite supermarket in Norwich will connect people across the region to...

Join the Great American Smokeout and be a Quitter

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse Nobody wants to be thought of as a quitter,...

A Frank Discussion about Breast Cancer Screening

Even though I have been an RN for more decades than I care to admit, I still get confused about...

Get Back-to-School Savvy by Planning Your Family’s Meals

Jennifer Fetterley, RD After months of long weekends, vacations, relaxing by the pool, and making the Little League circuit, the...

To lose weight, weigh your food

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse It was hard not to laugh when my friend...

10 tips to stay positive no matter what your age

This summer I have had the pleasure of having a UConn medical student volunteer in community outreach with me. Katelyn...