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Staying Hydrated is Key to Good Health

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Hospital Community Health Education Nurse W.C. Fields is credited with saying, “I never drink...

Community Gardens: A Growing Project

Not everyone has access to a plot of land in their backyard to plant a garden. A community garden is...

Take the pledge to stop distracted driving

By Alice Facente, RN, MSN Backus Community Education Nurse They call it “DWI – Driving While Intexticated.”   Haven’t we all...

Secrets to a long and healthy life

A growing number of people are living to celebrate their 100th birthday. In 1990, about 15 in every 100,000 Americans...

Get Your Green(s) On!

Unless you like being pinched (and if so, I don’t want to know), odds are that you’re wearing something green...

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...