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Living beyond cancer

Backus has a number of special events and ongoing programs geared toward those surviving cancer, including: Cancer Survivors Day When:...

Have fun in the sun, but swim safely

The heat waves keep coming, and unfortunately so do the drowning accidents. To avoid becoming the latest statistic – nationally...

A crash course on motorcycle safety

It’s like clockwork – daylight savings time comes, the weather warms up and motorcyclists quickly populate the roads of Eastern...

Boston bombing and other recent events can cause serial trauma

It started with Hurricane Sandy, with high winds and flooding tearing through the Northeast. Then there was the blizzard, which...

Backus Anticoagulation Clinic earns national designation

NORWICH – The Backus Health System’s Anticoagulation Clinic was designated as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum...

Backus, partners target Griswold for health programs

NORWICH – The Backus Health System is partnering with local organizations to present Get Healthy, Griswold!, a new community health...

Backus to sponsor weight loss program

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Weight Loss Center will host a 17-week weight loss program on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center at 111 Salem Turnpike in Norwich.

Record turn out for flu shots

Ninety-nine percent of Backus employees got their flu vaccinations, the highest number by far in the history of the institution.

Breaking Health News Post Storm Safety

With Hurricane Sandy officially behind us, the communities of eastern Connecticut now must cope with her devastation.  Those left without power may be running their homes on generators while others are using chain saws to clear fallen trees.  Scenarios such as these raise safety and public health concerns.

How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When The Power Goes Out

Download the documents here: How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning When the Power Goes Out (pdf)