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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

National Hospital Week

In honor of National Hospital Week, please join Backus and Windham hospitals in thanking a team of more than 3,700 employees, medical staff and volunteers who provide quality, compassionate care everyday. Listen to a radio commercial airing throughout Eastern Connecticut, May 11-17 by pressing play above.

New Backus Medical Staff Directory now available

(Norwich, Conn.) – The newest edition of the Backus Hospital Medical Staff Directory is now available. The directory features nearly...

Avoid the dangers of frostbite

With temperatures dropping well below zero for the first time in recent memory, and more cold weather on the way, the dangers of frostbite hypothermia are real.

Thank you Big Y!

The Massachusetts-based grocery store chain has designated Backus Hospital as one of 19 beneficiaries of their “Partners of Hope” program,...

Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship’s quarterly educational

Don’t miss the Backus Center for Cancer Survivorship’s quarterly educational dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30...

Backus physician to appear on ESPN

Anthony Alessi, MD, a neurologist on the Backus medical staff and Medical Director of the Backus Stroke Center, will be...

Jim Calhoun to speak at Backus Cancer Survivors Event

Jim Calhoun, former UConn Huskies men’s basketball coach and prostate cancer survivor, will be the keynote speaker at Backus Hospital’s Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the hospital grounds.