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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)

Backus collection lab moving to new Norwichtown home

NORWICH – To enhance convenience for patients, Backus Hospital will move the lab drawing station on the hospital’s ground floor at 326 Washington Street in Norwich to a newly constructed facility next to United Community and Family Services at 55 Town Street in Norwichtown.

CDC and FDA perform multistate meningitis outbreak investigation

NORWICH – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, have recently announced a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

Dr. Foley inducted as CSMS president

John Foley, MD, tells people he learned the science of medicine at college, but he learned how to be a doctor in the halls of Backus Hospital.

Backus Hosts Fourth Annual Multicultural Health Fair

The tastes of native dishes and sounds of ethnic music were evident Thursday as the Backus Hospital conference rooms were transformed into a meeting of countries at the fourth annual Multicultural Health Fair.

Panera Waterford and Foxwoods to offer Pink Ribbon Bagels to Benefit Backus Hospital During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

anera Breads in Waterford and Mashantucket (Foxwoods), CT are once again inviting their customers to join the fight against breast cancer by enjoying a signature Pink Ribbon Bagel for breakfast, lunch or dinner during national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Backus, Uncas Health partner to eliminate whooping cough

With cases of pertussis, also known as “whopping cough” rising at alarming rates, Backus Hospital is partnering with the Uncas Health District to protect infants by providing immunizations for parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Virus going around, but children are resilient

By: Tim Sullivan, MD Pediatrician with the Norwich Pediatric Group and the Backus Hospital Medical Staff The cold and flu season isn’t even here yet, but some of us are already dealing with our little ones suffering from high fevers, sneezing and coughing.

Weight loss program begins Aug. 23

The next Backus Weight Loss and Wellness Program will be Aug. 23–Dec. 20. The 18-week program includes meetings each Thursday (excluding Thanksgiving week) from 5-6 p.m. at the Backus Outpatient Care Center off Interstate 395 in Norwich. The comprehensive program includes education and support from registered dietitia