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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...

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...